It's hard to believe that it's 2011. When I think back to how the past year has flown by, it amazes me.
Last year I entered Harlequin's New Voices Contest. It was a contest to find exactly that, new authors for their many lines.
I didn't place in the top three, but I and a few others did get a mention once the contest ended along with an email to further submit three chapters direct to the editors.
After much preening on my sub, I sent it and held my breath. To me in romance, Harlequin is gold. To have them as my publisher would be a dream come true.
Today I got an email from them. My submission is being looked at and I also was given a reference number to use with any further communication. Am I one step closer? Who knows, but it was a nice feeling not to get that standard no thanks.
I guess all I can do is sit and wait. And how was your day? :)