My unpublished manuscript, Finding Wychwood, won second place for historical romance in the recent Ignite the Flame contest. This stuns me, as I have only just begun writing romance novels after ten years of toiling in another genre. I can only think of three reasons for this accolade:
- Perhaps my writing voice is suited to historical romance, or
- Perhaps I got lucky, or
- There has been a terrible mistake
I hope to get to the bottom of this. I will keep you posted about the trials and travails of Finding Wychwood as I seek an agent and enter more contests in the meantime. Whether suited, lucky, or the beneficiary of a mistake, I am hoping for a happily ever after. As is fitting.