Thursday, 31 October 2013

Winners, Promotion and NaNoWriMo

Thank you so much again to all the lovely people who joined in the fun celebrations for Midwinter Masquerade – both here and on Facebook. I greatly appreciate every one of you and all your support. The book is still in the best seller charts on Amazon UK!

A little later than promised, I can now announce the winners of the four prizes, should you wish to accept them. Please email me privately with your address so I can get them off to you.
The Black Mask goes to Wendy Clarke

The Earrings go to Janice Horton
The Scottish Calendar goes to Linda la Roque

The Cranberry Lip Balm goes to Sharon Mail

Now that the excitement of launching the novel is over, I’m turning my attention to November. Last year I completed the NaNoWriMo challenge to write 50,000 words in November and found the whole experience excellent for a procrastinator like me. The first draft is the hardest slog and I love getting it all down then having something to work with.
So that’s my plan for November – and I’m changing genre for it this year. Will let you know how I get on! I also have a talk to prepare to deliver at the end of the month and, of course, lots of other things will intervene, but at least it will make me get well into this particular project.

My promotional visits to blogs are continuing throughout the month and I’m so grateful to kind bloggers who’ve invited me on to their sites and for anyone who takes the trouble to comment. Today, I’m visiting a dear colleague and friend, Sara Bain, whose own debut novel, The Sleeping Warrior, was featured on this blog earlier in the month. Sara has also started new small publisher, Ivy Moon Press, where I’m being featured.
I’ve also just discovered I’m featured on the Humanmade site. I’ve posted my scheduled blog visits for November at the side, just in case you have nothing better to do than read blog posts!

Since this is Halloween, it’s a good time to download Kath McGurl’s great little book, ‘Ghost Stories and How to Write Them’, which is free on Amazon until 2nd November.



Wendy's Writing said...

Oh I am so excited, Rosemary... Thank you! I will be going to a masquerade dance soon (as you know I am a keen dancer) and now I won't have to borrow one.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

You're very welcome, Wendy! Email me on ros_gemmell(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Patsy said...

Good luck with NaNo.

Janice Horton said...

Oh wow! Thank you Rosemary - my wee eyes lit up when I spotted those prize earrings, as I have a ring that matches them very well! I'm thrilled to have won them! *happy dance*

Also thrilled for you that Midwinter Masquerade has been so well received and a bestseller.

Good luck with NaNo. I'd like to enter it myself one year - it sounds really motivational - but in November I always seem to have just finished a book and into the promo/launch - which as you know is more exhausting than writing!

Love, Janice xxx

Glynis said...

Good luck with Nano!

Joanna said...

It was a lovely launch party, Rosemary and I'm looking forward to reading Midwinter Masquerade very much.

Best of luck with NaNoWriMo. I'm intrigued by the change of genre and very interested to find out how it goes. xxx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Patsy!

You're welcome, Janice - good luck with your launch!

Thanks, Glynis!

Many thanks, Joanna!

penandpaints said...

Hi Rosemary
Gosh, I've missed so much!
Best of luck with your NaNoWriMo this year!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi penandpaints -thanks so much!

Frances Garrood said...

And more good luck from me!I couldn't begin to do NaNoWriMo and greatly admire anyone who does.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosemary, sorry I missed the launch party, but the book looks great. If you'd like to be a guest on my blog to talk about it sometime soon, let me know.....