Today we have fellow Bootcamp 101 member, the talented Nikki Logan as my special guest on Eleni-fest. Nikki writes for the Harlequin Mills & Boon Romance line. Her debut book, Lights, Camera...Kiss The Boss! will be released in February 2010.
Welcome Nikki to Eleni’s Taverna and Eleni-fest!
Doing well in a competition is great for the ego (which takes a beating in a creative, competitive field) and great for gauging your work against your peers’. But the true advantage of competition is that doing well allows you to bypass the editorial assistants that patrol the editor’s moat and mean only 1% of submissions ever get on her desk. Comp wins put you straight on an editor’s desk. And if you choose your comp well, it also gives the un-agented author access to editors that would not otherwise look at their work.
I gave up TV, I’ve greatly reduced the number of people I see socially, I dropped out of a band I really enjoyed performing in. My house is usually dirty, my garden is overgrown. My DH only ‘sees’ me a few times a week.
Many unpublished writers believe once you get the Call you’re in. What is your experience with this?
Wait.. did I just say there was nothing about writing I didn’t like…? ;)
I’m terrible about inviting people to read my blog. The secret to effective social networking is that you don’t have to keep harassing the same people to visit your blog. It just kind of drifts out into the ether like a dinghy that’s come free of its mooring. I have a lot to learn about doing that effectively. But I’ll get there.
Thanks Nikki for joining us at the fest and it's my pleasure getting the message out! Nikki has kindly offered an e-copy of Lights, Camera...Kiss the Boss! as a give away. (So you will have to wait for the release but it’s well worth it!)
To win an advance copy of “Lights, Camera…Kiss the Boss” give us a ‘green tip’ something unique you do in your household to tread more lightly on our planet. Nikki will pick the most unique for the prize.
Comments are open until the end of 29th October.
Comments for prize are now closed. Congratulations Jenn J McLeod!
And thank you Nikki for your generosity.