Yay, New Voices entry submitted! It was really difficult to press that button and say goodbye to Chapter 1, but doing it has in itself taught me a lot.
I've spent so long polishing it and worrying about every word. Reading over the submission I recently made in the standard way to Mills & Boon I can now see that the characters just don't shine through as they need to, that there is too much telling and not enough showing. I think having a month to just hone one single chapter has really made me dig much deeper than before.
So I'm already a winner - and it's only one day in to the competition! I'm hoping for some constructive criticism, that is the real bonus of this competition for me, the chance to get immediate feedback which can feed into my work. Please have a look at my entry if you have time, and let me know what you think ( the lovely New Voices button on the right designed by Lacey will take you right there!).
Good luck to all the other entrants - if you're undecided I would say go for it. You've nothing to lose and an awful lot to gain.