Monday, October 19, 2009

NaNoWriMo Ups the Ante...Working Under Pressure


Okay. I announced earlier that I'm taking the NaNoWriMo Challenge this year...50,000 words in 30 days (http://www.nanowrimo.org/). I've asked other authors to join me for the challenge and have about a dozen "buddies" for the journey. I thought it would be nice to have the support and also being accountable generally brings about success.
After corresponding with the wonderful, Gail Delaney, Editor and Chief at Desert Breeze Publishing (DBP), I found out that she needs a historical novel for the month of April. My first novel, an inspirational romantic suspense, will release with DBP in August. You can find out more about DBP on their website at http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/.
I said in an earlier post that I've been thinking about writing a WWII novel. Gail is holding the April slot for my historical, which I will write during NaNoWriMo. The title of the novel is Queen of Hearts. Good thing I work well under pressure. Give me a deadline and I'll break my neck meeting it. What about you? Do you work well under pressure or do you faint?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

November Writing Contests

November 1
Inland Valley Romance Writers of America
Bad Kitty Contest
http://www.ivrwa.org/contest07.htm

Ohio Valley Romance Writers of America
Enchanted Words
http://www.ovrwa.com/enchanted_words/

Hudson Valley Romance Writers of America
Hook, Line, and Sinker
http://www.hudsonvalleyrwa.com/contest

Dorchester Publishing
Next Best Cellar
http://www.dorchesterpub.com/Dorch/SpecialFeatures.cfm?ID=2685

November 2
Harlequin
Harlequin Presents Writing Competition
http://www.iheartpresents.com/2009/07/the-harlequin-presents-writing-competition-2009-is-now-open/comment-page-1/

Writer's Digest
Pop Fiction Awards
http://www.writersdigest.com/popularfictionawards

November 4
Silicon Valley Romance Writers of America
Gotcha!
http://www.svrwa.com/gotcha

November 15
Pikes Peaks Writers
The Paul Gillette Awards
http://www.ppwc.net/ppw-fiction-writing-contest

United Press International and uwenp
UPI National Student Journalism Writing Contest
http://www.uwemp.com/contest

November 16
Romance Writers of America
Golden Heart
http://www.rwanational.org/cs/contests_and_awards/golden_heart_awards/contest_rules

November 30
Review Fuse
Book 1st Chapter Contest
http://www.reviewfuse.com/blog/2009/09/book-1st-chapter-contest-november-2009/

Women on Writing
Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

Disclaimer: This is by no means a full list of all contests offered. I do not endorse or recommend any contest, but provide these dates for information purposes only. Do your own research before entering any contest. Dates are always subject to change by contest chairs.