So how did I deal with the rejection? I whined at all my writing pals (who were lovely, thanks guys!) and got it out of my system. And how did I deal with the excitement of winning an award? I made a cup of tea! We have an advert on TV over here in New Zealand, which makes fun of Kiwis. It shows someone getting excited about having their home loan approved - and celebrating with a cup of tea... I've only been here ten years, but already I'm part of the stereotype! Anyway, if you want to look at the award list - click here! :) Yes, it's just a list. It doesn't sing and dance, but it definitely cheered me up!
Then to round the week out, I managed to get the ebook cover for my upcoming book finished. Don't you love the tartan text? :)
|to read the book blurb click the image|
It shows the fantastic photography of Scottish fashion photographer Jodie Mann, and the amazing clothing of Scottish fashion design label Impractical Clothing. The back cover of the paperback, which I'll post soon, has a dress that's to die for. But I'm getting sidetracked. To celebrate getting the cover done I thought I'd forgo a cup of tea this time and run a book giveaway on Goodreads instead! (A site that does want me!) If you click here, you can go to Goodreads and enter the draw to win one of 5 paperback copies.
Anyway, as I finish the week I can't help but wonder what's coming next? This writing business is a little bit unpredictable. Maybe I'll sell a million books over night? Yeah, right!