ABNA Update 2

A Heat Of The Moment Thing didn’t make the semi finals in this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA)–but I feel privileged to have made it that far. (Chick Lit in the Romance category was always going to be a hard sell . . . ) (But what could I do? They didn’t have a Chick Lit category, and General Fiction sounded waaaay too scary!)

ABNA Update

A Heat Of The Moment Thing has made it to the quarter finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) – Romance category – for 2014! Squee! This is huge! (Well, it is for me! 😉 )

Silver Linings?

We’ve just had a swanky new logburner installed to replace the chimney/logburner we lost in the Quake/s. We’re now well and truly into the winter season, and after being without heating for so long it’s an amazing feeling to finally be warm in the evenings again. Hallelujah! And double-Hallelujah, because my hairdresser, who went AWOL to Auckland post-Quake and seemed unlikely to return – she’s back! My hair rejoices!

Yes, there’s much to be thankful for. For example, Master Seven is very happy with the new “hills” in our driveway (caused by liquefaction) because he now has somewhere cool to play with his cars!

Meanwhile, the rejections keep rolling in. “Womens fiction and chick lit are very hard sells at the moment.” Sigh . . .