Some Write It Hot

November 19, 2010

Thanks For Noticing Me

The writing world is definitely full of ups and downs. Lately I’ve felt more of the downs as I’m sure my posts have reflected. I’ve been a bit of a Negative Nelly, I know. Some of my author friends have had to talk me off the writing ledge a time or two. (Lauren, I’m look at you!) And I love them for it. It’s fantastic to have such a supportive group of fellow writers. I’m grateful for everyone of them.

But I’m on an upswing right now because I’m a finalist in Tawny Taylor’s Some Like It Hot contest! Wahoo!! An editor at Ellora’s Cave will be reading my partial sub. Yay! I trembled like a Chihuahua for two days after I got the news, lol.

It might not ever come to anything contract wise, but I’m okay with that. Now I know I have the chops to catch an editor’s eye. My dream contract might not come tomorrow but it’s just around the corner.

Learn more about Gillian at her website


  1. Gillian, I feel you. It is oftentimes hard to maintain that positive outlook, through a sea of critiques, no matter how well meaning, especially coupled with the inevitable rejection slips when you do dare submit you work. An affirmation by the publishing community goes a long way in bolstering a writer’s flagging ego. So congratulations on making the finals. You have worked very hard and deserve the recognition. My fingers are crossed. 🙂

    Comment by Debbie Vaughan — November 19, 2010 @ 06:03 | Reply

    • Aww, thanks, Debbie. Now if only I could bottle this feeling so I can draw from it when the $&*£# moments come, lol.

      Comment by Gillian Archer — November 19, 2010 @ 08:56 | Reply

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Debbie Vaughan, Ellie Writes 2. Ellie Writes 2 said: Gillian!! Girl, you better be prepared for people staring at you. 🙂 Thanks For Noticing Me: […]

    Pingback by Tweets that mention Thanks For Noticing Me « Some Write It Hot -- — November 19, 2010 @ 06:48 | Reply

  3. Congrats, Gillian
    Doing an extra circle around the fire for you.

    Comment by KevaD — November 19, 2010 @ 06:57 | Reply

    • Thanks, KevaD. The naughty side of me is wondering if that’s a naked ritual, but I’ll refrain from asking 🙂

      Comment by Gillian Archer — November 19, 2010 @ 08:59 | Reply

  4. Hug, my love, but don’t feel like the lone ranger. We all, even now, feel the same way. It’s the way things are when you write.

    Comment by Judith Leger — November 19, 2010 @ 12:17 | Reply

  5. Since you’re vacating this ledge for awhile……..think I can slip in?

    I Positively feel your pain. Believe that. Glad things are looking up for you.

    Comment by Cornelle — November 19, 2010 @ 19:46 | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: