Do you believe in signs?

Life is crazy at the moment and with so much supermarket stuff to focus on, writing has been taking a back seat 😦 But I got the best writing boost the other day when I found out I placed second in the Romance Writers of Australia Single Title and Loving It contest.

I was actually gob-smacked cos this story is what I call pseudo Aussie rural romance and therefore I thought it was miles away from what Diane Moggy (final judge and high up person in Harlequin) would like. But she obviously thought it had something worthy in it πŸ™‚
Anyway this placing got me thinking. I’ve had a bad run with my category attempts lately.
*Rejection after full with revs.
*Rejection after partial and direction to sub via slush pile again
*Not placing after finalling in the RWA Oz High Five (at category aimed) contest
*Not placing after finalling in the RWA Selling Synopsis with my category aimed wip
Yet, I got great feedback from all the first round judges for the Single Title contest and lovely feedback and a fab placing from the final judge.
IS THIS A SIGN?
Is it the universe’s way of telling me I should focus on my contemporary single title and let my category attempts take a back seat for a while? I’m not sure!
So I’d love your thoughts… do you believe in signs!?
x
Rach!
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15 thoughts on “Do you believe in signs?

  1. Yes, I absolutely do! Focus on writing what makes you happy right now and I'm sure the rest will fall into place. If you're having more fun with your ST then go with it.

    And happy birthday again, the second place placement must've been a great present.

  2. Congratulations on the contest win!

    Write what inspires you and makes you excited to sit down at the computer. And sometimes we just need a break from one type of writing and we end up coming back somewhere down the road.

  3. Thank you thank you thank you everyone!

    Sorry I've taken so long to get on here and comment but I've been moving this week and I'm sure you all know how crazy moving can be.

    Thanks for all of your wise advice. Once I'm settled, I'm gonna aim to finish my ST before another category, at least that's the plan πŸ™‚

  4. Having read part of this ms and LOVED it, I'd say yes! Besides, what have you got to lose (except time and brain sweat)?

    So, if you don't mind, can you please hurry up and finish it because I need to know what happens. Ta.

    Hope moving is going well.

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