Friday, September 3, 2010

the rain falls on me... not so much Spain

Well, I'm not certain about that but with 33 ml here today we're kinda swimming to and from the car. kids loved the puddles though. I don't need to worry about Spain weather cos hubby got out of his trip. yay. For me more so than him I suspect.

I LOVED the conference. Such a brilliant buzz and met so many great people and caught up with good friends too. What a weekend. i came home with 2nd in the Emerald award too and was thrilled.

Have been editing madly to send away chapters from my pitch and now that's resting I have a new idea calling. i just need to work out how it starts...

Do you know your opening line before you open the file??


  1. Yay for him getting out of his trip! Was so cool to meet you at the conf, Becca. And your contest placing was awesome! Hoo sends hugs to Oppo.

    And yes, I always have an opening line. But that's me, I start well, it's finishing I need to work on. :-)

  2. Congrats on finishing your editing. Are you entering the NV comp Becca?

  3. Congrats Bec, the Emerald is a HUGE achievement!!
    I'm still madly working on my pitch request, hoping the editor doesn't forget who the hell I am before I send it off!!! LOL
    The first line generally pops into my head long before anything else happens. In fact, that first line is usually almost all I know before I start writing =)

  4. Thanks ladies!!

    Jackie - Oppo now feels suitably warm and fuzzy... and i think might get a gig in the WIP!

    Lacey - still not sure on the NV. Did i see you were a nah?

    Mel - I have a first line now. and nothing else. But 8i hope to change that today. Good luck with getting that request done!!

  5. So great to meet you at the conference, Bec. And CONGRATULATIONS again on your Emerald 2nd placing.

    Wishing you all the best with your subs.

    As for opening lines, I've mss where the entire book evolved from thinking up a single opening line but that's very rare. Most of the time I haven't the foggiest how to start and the opening ends up changing a hundred times throughout the manuscript's development. Usually with much hair-tearing and gnashing of teeth.