I've tried to keep up with Harlequin's SYTYCW. But, somewhere around 4pm Monday it totally got away from me and I've been playing catch up ever since. I sent in my opening page for the Day 1 challenge, promptly got ill with a stomach virus which wiped out a couple of days. Add in two dentist appointments for each of my daughters and well, there you have it, I'm still reading Tuesdays posts.
The rain and wind are wild and woolly outside, as you can see from the picture taken out my dining room window, so it's a great day to be in the house but it seems I'm so far behind on everything it was noon today before I pulled out Ch2 of my Desire submission. I thought Chapter two was a winner but one of my Crit partners (the published Desire author) thought I needed more emotion - lots more emotion. Since the scene is in the Hero's POV, all I really know he's thinking is "she's hot let's just do it." I think I've managed to add a little more of the softer side.
The final challenge for SYTYCW, the one I've been waiting for, is a first chapter email submission for one of the Harlequin Lines due by Dec 15. All submissions will receive a response by Jan 31st. My only problem is deciding between story ideas for Desire, Presents, Intrigue or Super Romance.
Did you follow SYTYCW? Did you enter any of the challenges? And do you plan to enter the first chapter challenge?