Friday at last!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Getting ready for the Harlequin Medical Editor Pitch!

This has been such a long week. And it just keeps getting longer. It is nearly eleven at night and my four-year-old son is showing no signs of slowing down. I have to finish one more task before I can finally get some sleep and I swear to you, if he isn’t asleep by then, I’m putting him in his bed with a Scooby Doo movie and I’m going to sleep.
I have spent the last few hours—that’s right, I said ‘few hours’—making animals, glasses, letters and numbers out of pipe cleaners. This is my little man’s new obsession. Pipe cleaners. I’m ok with it, though. After all, they’re cheaper and much less trouble than stickers.
What I really want to do is write, but I can tell you now there is no way I will finish this post, complete my last goal for the day, and still have the brain power left to write.
It just isn’t possible.
In my Monday post, I told you about the Medical Pitch contest Harlequin is running and promised to keep you up to date on my progress with it. I am happy to report that I have done my brainstorming and plotting and I think I have a good concept. I even wrote a logline and a blurb. I’m holding onto the blurb a bit longer to make sure I have time to write and polish the partial, but I think it is doable. I just need to get writing. I plan to start Chapter One this weekend and see how it goes.
Overall, though, I am happy with what I have accomplished so far. And I like my idea. Like I said, I am going to sit on my blurb for a bit, but I thought I might be brave enough to share my logline with you…

‘After losing his wife and son, paediatric heart surgeon Lincoln Sheffield walked away from his career determined to leave that life behind...  until he fell for emergency nurse Lucy Fisher and she asked him to perform surgery to save her son.’

What do you think?

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