I'm currently in KL for work, I have the most amazing view from my hotel room window - see!
I received some good news last week, I finalled in the Golden Acorn contest, my first US contest. Unfortunately the thrill of finalling didn't last long once I read the judge's comments. One judge pretty much hated the hero, heroine and story. Another judge was just a bit "meh" about my chapter, while the third judge was very positive. I actually don't know how I finalled, given only one decent score! But, regardless, much of the feedback is useful, and I have until Monday to make changes before it is submitted to HMB in London for final judging.
Will be difficult to focus on editing when I could be out shopping this weekend! Does anyone have any shopping or eating recommendations in KL?
I'm an aspiring romance writer targeting HMB Romance/Sweet. After years of faffing around with my writing, 2010 is the year I'm taking it seriously - writing lots, entering comps, submitting... and giving myself the best chance of receiving "the call".