Maggie Mitchell

Versatile BLOGGER awards

Mohadoha nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award. How cool is that?

To accept, I state seven random facts about myself and tag fifteen other bloggers. A great way to get to know more about me and for you to meet other bloggers I’m a big fan of.

Here goes:

1. I was once a contestant on “It’s Academic”, which is a quiz show for schools. My team won through two rounds, but we lost the final, darn it!
2. Even though reading has always been my passion, when I was at school, English was my worst subject!
3. I’ve lived in 3 different states of Australia
4. I’m completely in love with the movie “Moonstruck”
5. When I was pregnant I had a craving for sauerkraut. (Ew…)
6. I can’t roll my tongue (apparently it’s genetic LOL)

7. But I can do the “Live long and prosper” Vulcan sign!
And the fifteen bloggers I’m nominating:
So what 7 things don’t we know about you? Don’t forget to check out everyone else’s blogs!

My week in writing…19 Aug 2012

Hi folks

I’m checking in to let you know how my week went, but also to keep myself on track. I’d love it if you’re a writer and leave your progress in the comments, but if you don’t want to do that, that’s okay too.

It’s been a tough week watching all my friends trot off to the Romance Writers of Australia conference on the beautiful Gold Coast.  My writers group buddies Paula Roe, Shannon Curtis and Keziah Hill sent me lots of tweets about what was happening, but it was so hard! I was missing out!   But I’m going to get to the next one for sure. It’s in Fremantle in Western Australia next August and I’ve already put the dates in the diary. I’m planning my trip already :-)

And what would top off next year’s conference for me? Why a few book sales for this version of me of course! So that’s why I spent the weekend with a concerted effort to get the writing back on track.

I have a story finished that I’m doing some heavy duty editing on. It won an Honorable Mention a few years ago in the Stroke of Midnight contest with the RWA Passionate Ink group, but I haven’t sold it yet. I decided it still needed some work and that’s what I’ve been doing this weekend. I am about half way through and I hope to have it ready for a beta read by the end of this coming week. So fingers crossed for me that it happens :-) After that, a few more fine tunes and I’ll be submitting it. Whoo hoo!

The other project I worked on this week was a story for my other persona. I added about 2k words so that’s not so shabby. I hope to finish this one asap as my publisher would love it!

Did I tell you that I subbed a romantic suspense novel of mine?? Go ME!   Now the nail biting wait continues.  I’ve been good – no obsessive checking of emails :-) We’ll see.

So that’s how I went. How did you go?

My weekend in writing…

Happy weekend folks. I hope you’re getting to all those jobs you want to achieve this weekend. I know I’m doing pretty well myself so far, so fingers crossed the momentum continues.

Goals for this weekend:
1. Finish editing short story for TWC anthology – check!
2. Finish revising RS and submit to publisher – check!
3. Work on novella for my other persona – not yet but hopeful!

I suppose I should tell you a little bit about numbers 1 & 2 :-)

The short story is for an anthology with my writers group – we’re forming a co-operative to publish our own work. There are 9 of us, and several are published already, so we’re all helping out with content editing, line editing and formatting. It’s almost ready to go so watch this space!  My story is a contemporary romance and it’s set in Sydney. That’s all I can tell you for now. You’ll have to be patient :-)

The romantic suspense is a novel I wrote some time back, had it published briefly with a now defunct publisher, so I revised it and updated it and I’ve sent it off to a new publisher. Hopefully they’ll like the partial and ask for the full – but geez Louise it’s so long since I sent in a submission to a new publisher, I am so nervous!  I’m trying hard not to second guess what they will say, plus making sure I don’t re read what I wrote because there’s nothing I can do to change it now!  Talk about scary!

So that’s my weekend in writing – how’s yours going?

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