I'm presently doing cartwheels! Not real ones, that would be silly, but mentally I am! Today I have taken the trip down to the post office and submitted my manuscript to the Romantic Novelists' Association's New Writers' Scheme. It is the novel I started last October and it has undergone many changes following the Festival of Writing back in March and a chapter review from Sue Moorcroft as a result of Authors for Japan.
Getting it ready this morning, I had the same nerves that jangled around on the morning of my wedding and now it's sent I feel it's truly time to celebrate, so to get you in the mood:
It will now be sent out to a reader within the RNA and they will complete a critique of my work before it is sent back to me. It's a brilliant scheme and I'll looking forward to the feedback as however it turns out it's much better than a rejection and may end up preventing some. I really hope my reader shares my sense of humour, if it makes them laugh at least once, that's enough to make me happy!