Tag Archives: Return to Paradise

2 MO and Counting

Well it’s now been two months since my partial of Return To Paradise landed on Wanda Ottewell’s desk in the Toronto Harlequin offices and a lot has happened since then.  Hqn changed the guidelines for Desire, and they’re monkeying with the … Continue reading

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Update

Much better day today.  Amazing what a full night’s sleep will do for you.  Headache gone and I’m slowly, but surely making progress on Return to Paradise.  Most of what I’m working on is totally new scenes.  A lot is hitting the floor, but … Continue reading

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I WON !!!

OMG, y’all! I won the Maggie for Short Contemporary with Return To Paradise! Tanya Michaels (chapter mate,a humorous lady, and terrific writer) presented the certificate and a lovely Maggie medallion, which I’m wearing in the picture below. Tanya Michaels and … Continue reading

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A first–and 2nd

I thought this deserved a post, because it’s another first for me.  Today I received an e-mail notifying me that Return To Paradise placed 2nd in the Heart to Heart contest and Wanda Ottewell requested a partial! The HtoH only judges … Continue reading

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Force Yourself

Well, heck, maybe this has become a habit.  Using Blogger for Word makes it sooo easy to just shoot off one of these babies lickety-split and I needed a wee, mental break.  So… Writing for today:  Finish revising RTP, Chapters 3 and 4. … Continue reading

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H2H SC finalist

What does the title mean? It means I’m a finalist in the Short Contemporary Category of the Heart to Heart Contest with my manuscript, Return to Paradise. Apparently the judges see Mason’s appeal. 😉 Woo-hoo! Big smiles tonight. Now, please … Continue reading

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New beginning

Since I’m revising several WIP’s, I started a new meter system on the sidebar to replace the Weekly Productivity Reports. The reports were kinda blah and these are pretty. 🙂 Wish I could figure out how to put them in … Continue reading

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RTP does good!

Woo-hoo!!! This afternoon I got word that Return To Paradise, my Desire WIP (with a Hawaii setting) has finaled in the unpublished Maggie contest from Georgia Romance Writers. The Maggie doesn’t give you scores, but does offer critiques from 2 … Continue reading

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Stretching unused muscles

That’s what I feel like every time I start a Synopsis. Like I’m stretching unused muscles. Who knows if they’ll respond like I want them to, or if I’ll strain something and the recovery will be long. Overly dramatic, you … Continue reading

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