Monday, April 21, 2008
Romantic Times Award
My second secret of the year can now be revealed seeing the Romantic Times Conference is over and the news is out. Yes - we won an award! I LOVE RT! This is my second Reviewer's Choice Award (The Bridal Bet won Best First Series Romance in 2005) and this one is doubly as sweet cos it means the first one possibly wasn't a fluke ;)
So this time we have won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Harlequin Romance of 2007 with Rescued: Mother-To-Be which was a Top Pick back in April of last year... I'm CHUFFED and it's a much needed boost about now...
Which brings me to my absence of late. Now. You know how much this blog and my blogaverse friends mean to me... so how honest do you want me to be here??? Many, many writers keep blogs these days and we share all our good news with you and info on the books we're working on and where we are on the net and public appearances we do... we share tips and talk hot heroes... we let you know what we've been at when we've been on trips and what we're planning et all. BUT we do, as my good friend Kate Walker says, smile from the wrist down. So do you want the low points too is the question? In my experience angst and depression on the net tends to have a viral effect - and lets face it we all come to the net for a little distraction from those things, don't we?! So I'll leave it to you guys. If you want the lows as well then you can let me know and we'll talk about it and maybe share ways to get through it. If not I'm fine with that too. Let's just say 2008 is proving a testing time for me. And that writing isn't a walk in the park. And that being published, no matter how many times, doesn't mean it suddenly gets easier. In fact - its the opposite.
Your call gang. Maybe a little group therapy would help others to know they're not alone? I dunno. But I do know a bottle of wine with the gals and a long talk and some joking about always helped me with every other form of angst in my life. We gals do that, don't we? But you've met me - so you know if I do this it may well be looooonnngggg and involve lots of discussion and thought. So think long and hard about how much you want to know about a writer's life and whether or not you prefer the smiling from the wrist down approach... I know the one thing that has helped this last while has been visiting other blogs and smiling at what folks are up to. BUT if it weren't for the fact I can talk to other writers about how I've been feeling I'd have felt very alone this last few months. Like I say - your call.
I haven't forgotten that the lovely Shirley Jump has tagged me. Shall do that later this week...
And do pop over and visit the fabulously lovely Liz Fielding and my great pal Natasha Oakley who were also honored by Romantic Times last week - the lovely Liz for a Career Achievement Award and Natasha for Best Presents - CONGRATS LADIES!!! (and I use the term lady for Natasha loosely you understand....)
Now - must go and change my blog password before that gets answered...
Posted by Trish Wylie