My RWA chapter had our annual holiday party this weekend and as always, it was a fun kickoff to the season. It's so nice to socialize with such a smart, talented group of women. But aside from that, it's great to see how much a bunch of writers can accomplish in one year. You see, we play a game with plastic leis. For each accomplishment (submission, manuscript completed, books sold, even rejections received) you get a lei. The person with the most leis at the end wins a prize. And every year, we are all ringed with multiple leis - numerous leaps, both huge and small that form the stepping stones in our individual journeys. I was so proud to notice that every single person in the group completed a manuscript this year. How amazing is that? So hats off to the fabulous ladies of Central Florida Romance Writers! You all rock.
On another note, how about a short, sweet holiday read to warm you up for the season?
Cinderella Tannenbaum was one of my very first stories published, but I still love this one. Here's a blurb:
Mindy Tannenbaum needs a date for her family New Years dinner to keep her nagging mother quiet. On a whim, she searches Schoolchums.com, hoping to connect with her high school heartthrob. But when the class nerd wants to contact her instead, will she be rewarded with Prince Charming or the ugly duckling?