Tuesday, February 7, 2012

TOOT, TOOT! In which I blow my own trumpet..

For the  past year of so I've been slogging on with a novel about a young woman who moves to France. Unashamed chick lit rather than the next great British novel.  I posted the first 6 chapters on Authonomy in mid-November where it went into the rankings at over 5000 and today I have reached the heady heights of the top rated Chick Lit book on the site this week and No. 21 across all genres. I'm very excited.

For anyone who doesn't know about Authonomy, it's run by Harper MacMillan and is a writing community where we can all share our work. It is peer reviewed, rated from 1 to 6 stars, and each month, the five highest rated books across all genres make 'The Editor's Desk' and are critiqued by Harper MacMillan's editors.  Many new authors have found agents and publishers through Authonomy and we all live in hope.

If anyone is on Authonomy, get in touch and I'll gladly read your books.


12 comments:

hausfrau said...

Good for you; does your comment suggest we can't read you chapters unless we join something?

Sarah said...

Well done! Blow away!

Perpetua said...

Oh, wow, Wylie Girl, you must be so excited. Very well done to have got so far and may your progress be always upwards. :-)

Trish @ Mums Gone To... said...

And so you should blow your own trumpet. Great news!Fingers crossed the editors like it too and you'll be famous. Whoo hoo!

the fly in the web said...

Super news...well done you!

Iota said...

Gosh, WELL DONE!

Elaine said...

Congratulations - what a great achievement!

Steve said...

Ooh! What a great tip-off! I have two novels that I am trying to push onto agents... will look into this and no mistake!

Carol said...

Well done you!! That is bloomin brilliant news...you must be totally over the moon!

C x

The Vegetable Assassin said...

You blow that damn thing LOUD, ladyfriend, because that is fantastic!!! Plus I want to read it. :) You SHOULD be proud of such a thing. Well done.

Curry Queen said...

Well done Mrs J! I'll be asking for your autograph next time we meet! X

Lou said...

Big up to you. I've read it, it is fan-tas-tic. Recommended to all. Major motion picture next methinks. Can I be in it, can I, can I? You can be in mine if you like...

Lou
xx

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