Another awesome contest from Harlequin!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Seriously short one tonight.
Harlequin has announced a new Editor Pitch Contest for the Medical line!
I’m actually very excited about this because it’s different than most of these contests. While the editor, Flo Nicholl, may request either a partial of a full manuscript from the winning entries, the rules for this particular contest only say that a PARTIAL (first three chapters) is required to submit, most of the pitch contests require a full manuscript.
I have an idea for a for a medical which I nearly entered the New Voices contest with. The only reason I didn’t enter it then was because I was in the throes of morning sickness and trying to study for an exam. I did plan out the characters, setting, plot, etc.
I know, the ADHD is partly to blame for my interest in entering, but this is such an awesome opportunity I’m not sure I can pass it up. Last night I had a go at revamping the plot and wrote a blurb for the contest. I’ve got loads to do tonight, but I also want to have a go at brainstorming the first chapter just to see what I can get down.
The cut off for submitting the blurb is February 10th. That gives me just over 25 days to see if I can get a partial done, or at least the first draft of it. In a perfect world, that would be all I needed to do over the next month, but if you’ve read any of my posts, you know my life is far from perfect. Nonetheless, 25 days should be plenty of time to not only write roughly 15k words and polish them.
I’m going to have a go I think. I’ll know for sure if I can get this project on the move before the blurb is due. I’ll keep you posted on how I get on. In the meantime, if you’d like to check it out, the details are here:

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