Tuesday, April 4, 2006
JUST GOT THE NEWS!!!!!!!!
My first ever book The Bridal Bet has WON the Romantic Times Award for Best First Series Romance!!!!!
Am I chuffed????????????? YES I AM!
Am I shocked????????????? HELL YES!
Did I go all weepy like a small child????? YOU BETCHA!
This book has been an absolute charm for me. I started it when I was eighteen, wanted to be a writer and wrote everything with pen and paper... And never had the guts to send it away. Many of my friends thought I was insane, would never make it as a writer. So I got *proper* jobs and didn't go back to writing 'til over a decade later...
When I did, I went straight back to that book. Write what you know I was always told. And it was set in a tiny village in the west of Ireland where we used to holiday every year as kids; the place I had my first *crush*. So I knew the place and loved it. It took a little tweaking and then I got up the courage to send it. Inside a month I had a request for a full and inside two small sets of revisions I SOLD. On my first submission.
And here it is... taking an award!!!! SOMEONE PINCH ME!!!!!
Posted by Trish Wylie