Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Two great pieces of news!

What a great day! I have gone over the 50,000 word mark of the NaNoWrimo Challenge, so I am officially a winner! Whoo! Hoo! I have loved writing this book and am not finished with it yet. I hope to get up to the 75-80 K mark and submit it to Random House.

Another great piece of news is that The Wild Rose Press have offered me a contract for Return to Winter.

I am thrilled to bits.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

NaNoWrimo is going well!

Despite starting the NaNoWrimo Challenge a few days late, I have almost got up to the 25,000 word [half way] mark, half way through the month.

My book is a Historical Romance set around the back drop of 19th century Abercanaid/Merthyr Tydfil. The inciting incident is an explosion at The Gethin Pit.

I'm thoroughly enjoying the research and putting what I've learned into my novel, without hopefully, turning it into too much of a history book.

I've named the book, "Black Diamonds" because as well as liking that term, it refers to coal!

So let's hope I can get the next 25,00 words down by the end of November!