Friday, September 10, 2010

New Voices - Competition Fever

There's nothing like a competition to bring out any latent obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Do you find yourself regularly checking the Romance is Not Dead site and placing the entries in 'most popular' order?
Even though you haven't entered yet?

If you're still writing/polishing and have neglected your usual blog surfing we hope these links will help save you a little time - we've scoured the web for the best competition tips and news stories and while this may fuel your fever the good news is that it will run its course (although it will get worse before it gets better I'm afraid) and be out of your system by ooh, about mid-November...

Links:

Jessica Hart's top tips




And not forgetting the official New Voices site tips

Need word count clarification? Click here.

Once you've polished and uploaded (and had a stiff drink) head over to Lacey's blog and ask to be put up on her wall of fame.

Then sit back and try not to worry about whether it should have been a comma or a semi-colon in that last paragraph. It's time to let it go.
And to start obsessing about your second chapter instead ;-)
Just in case, because you never know...

If you get worried because your entry hasn't appeared on the site yet, have a read of this explanation

And for all those people concerned because of the glitches in the ratings, this comment from Bethan Hilliard is interesting - "The rating at the moment doesn't go towards who gets through to the next round and who does. Romance HQ will be choosing the Top Ten which we'll then ask you guys to vote on. So, no tactical rating possible at this stage!"

So, good luck to the afflicted is all we can say.

Minx Lorraine Wilson has uploaded her entry "In Too Deep" and is not stressing at all about it. She merely asked Lacey to pass her a paper bag because she wanted to do some, um shopping...
Okay, she's actually scared witless ;-)

Keep a look out next week for more Minx entries to come.



16 comments:

Lacey Devlin said...

Thanks for the shout out Lorraine :). Another fab minx blog. Your entry's great so no paper bag needed ;).

Sally Clements said...

Great post, lorraine. I'm trying to wean myself off RIND but its incredibly addictive! Love your entry BTW!

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Lovely Minxes, talk about being a public service!

Great post and a marvellous time saver for anyone still thinking about entering. Or putting it off until the gremlins have given up and gone home!

Lots of love,

Rach.
XX

Romy said...

Hi, my name is Romy and I'm a RIND-aholic.

Lorraine said...

Thanks Lacey and Sally, glad you liked it.

Rachel - at your service ;-)

Romy, LOL. Yes, I think it's going to get very addictive...

Maya said...

I'm not addicted...really I'm not! It's just something about that pink and white that just keeps...pulling...me...back...innnnn...

Good luck to everyone brave enough to enter. You're truly awesome and well, brave :)

Great post, Lorraine!

Joanne Coles said...

Umm, yes, refresh screen to see which entry is 'most popular'. Do it for all categories. Pop off and make a drink, come back, refresh screen, feed kids, refresh screen ... you get the picture.

Obsessed, addicted, more than a little terrified about my own entry? Yes, all of those!

And don't worry about your entry, Lorraine, it's fab and holding its own right up there with the most popular entries.

susanwilson44 said...

I definitely have an addiction. I can't stay away. I can't stop reading and I can't stop commenting. Someone tell me to STOP!

joanne pibworth said...

Susan - you're going to have to reveal your alter ego you know!

Thanks Lorraine, as you know I am obsessing right along with everyone else. Especially now your chapters gone on too!

Maisey said...

O_O rival gang huh? I feel like we should put on bandanas and like...snap our fingers and circle each other. XD

Joanne Coles said...

And wear our jeans so low our underwear is sticking out of the top while we circle menacingly ... oh ok I give up, that's all the stereotypical gang talk I have.

Lorraine said...

We'll leave it to Jo and Maisey to fight it out then ;-)

Maya said...

Jo, Maisey - don't forget the pink bubble gum!! Can't fight without it ;)

Jackie Ashenden said...

Late to the party - again! But thanks for the shoutout from me too!

Suzanne Jones said...

Great post, Lorraine - and thanks for all the links.

XX

Maisey said...

Jo, I'm gunna cut you up so bad! You're gunna wisg I hadn'ta...cut you up so bad!!!