Well, I can now officially say I’ve experienced my first deadline. As I finalled in the RWA Emerald Award 2nd Round, I’ve had to get the full ms edited, printed and postmarked by today. Happy to report, I’ve done as advised. But have a tension in my stomach, that’s saying I’ve forgotten something. I don’t think this is the case, and I bloody well hope not, or I’m in big trouble. LOL

So, I’m crossing all my fingers and toes for my entry. I hope the edits, which started in Nov are good enough to place the ms in the top three. Time will tell. Also, want to send out a huge thank you to my cp partner. Who pushed through Christmas and New Year to see the ms as polished as it possibly could be. Thanks NY, I owe you.

My next project is to finish off some edits on my first novel, A Stolen Season, which a literary agency in NY are waiting for. I pulled the ms out of their line up, to add some changes recommended by competition results. With any luck, I’ll be able to email this wonderful literary agent by the weekend. Here’s hoping.

Phew. Have to say, I’ll be glad to see today go. Lack of sleep and pressure does not bode well on the body. But, don’t we love it! chuckle.

Happy writing

4 thoughts on “Deadlines

  1. Viking Princess

    I don't think your visitor map is working at the bottom of your blog. In in Texas USA and it doesn't show a dot on Texas. You may need to upload a new map. Congrat's on meeting your deadline.

  2. Tamara Gill

    Hi VP,
    Thanks for the congratulations on my deadline. I'll sleep well tonight. LOL.
    I've uploaded the html again for the visitor map. Hopefully your little 'dot' will show up soon. It did say in the FAQ that it may take up to 24 hours for visitors to show on the map, so with any luck yours will soon. Thanks for watching my blog.
    Keep well.

  3. Heather Boyd

    Have I mentioned this is one of the prettiest blog pages I have ever seen – its so nice here I want to stay. LOL

    Congrats on moving on from the Emerald – I know you worked really hard. Fingers crossed for you! But be sure to relax a bit now.

  4. Tamara Gill

    Thanks Heather for dropping in.
    It is a pretty blog is it not. chuckle. I love it. Who would have thought I'm a pink fan.
    I am taking a breather, just a few more edits on a ms of mine, then I can get back to my wip. Thank God!

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