Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gearing Up

It's official -- the gates are open -- it's time to submit to the RWA Golden Heart and RITA contests.
*If you are an unpublished writer of romance, have completed a manuscript, then you are eligible to enter the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest.
*If you are published and have a book with a 2011 copyright date, you are eligible for the RITA contest.
***You do not need to be a member of RWA to enter. Please check the RWA website for guidelines for both the RITA and Golden Heart contests.

It has been several years since I entered the Golden Heart -- I'm not published yet -- so this year I plan to submit again. I have two completed manuscripts. Now I have to decide which one to enter. Oh what the heck, I think I'll do both.... :)

The finalists are announced in March and the winners are revealed at the national Romance Writers of America conference held every summer. The summer of 2012 it will be in Anaheim, California. Hope to see you there!

For all the specific rules and regulations, categories offered, prices, etc., please check out the RWA website.

Good luck to all my published and unpublished writer friends!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Welcome Fall

Late Summer
Dresden, Maine

I never thought I'd say this.... but I miss Fall in New England. The vibrant colors from the changing leaves, the brisk air, the whiff of smoke fires, along with pumpkin and corn husk displays everywhere.

Down here in central Florida we have what I consider the fake version of Fall . They actually sell plastic pumpkins and gourds, and other various harvest displays for transplanted northerners to set out in their southern homes. There are real pumpkins to buy and enjoy but they have a tendency to rot very quickly.

Enjoy the colorful leaves and cooler temps.

Embrace Autumn! :)