I've just submitted my first chapter and synopsis to the Mills and Boon Dare Blitz. This is a new line Harlequin are launching in February next year and they are looking for UK based authors - so if you like writing hot, sexy and explicit modern romance check out their blog. The call for submissions is open from 10th until 18th July, with feedback from the editors in mid August.
I'm also getting geared up for the annual RNA conference this coming weekend, held this year at Harper Adams Agricultural University right in the heart of the lovely Shropshire countryside.
This was the venue for my very first conference four years ago, which seems a lot longer than that now, having attended others in London and in Lancaster. As always, there will be a wide range of talks and workshops and the opportunity to meet with publishers, editors and agents. And best of all, of course, the change to catch up with my wonderful writing friends and share some quality time with them over a bottle of Prosecco or two :)