Last Friday was a day of highs and lows. I reached 200 followers and received awesome news - I've won a full manuscript critique (up to 90,000 words) by Maria Zannini. If you haven't heard of Maria, or read any of her books, she writes spicy science fiction, which, as she puts it, titillates some and torment others. I recently read True Believers and would highly recommend it. As you can imagine, I'm still in shock about winning a full manuscript critique.
But I had another shock of a more unpleasant nature on Friday. In the early hours, my best friend's husband (and my work colleague) and their dogs were involved in a car accident. He and the dogs are okay - bruised and shaken, but alive.
It was the kind of accident you read about all the time. The car that caused the accident was stolen, had no insurance, and both the driver and passenger were drunk; s0 drunk the paramedics refused to treat them at the scene. It was only my friend's husband's split-second decision to drive his car into the side of the road that saved his life, as the other car was air-born and would have hit him head on. I think the words 'lucky' and 'alive' are what need to be said here.
My friend Rachel has just revamped her blog and I would love it if you could pop over and say something to cheer them both up.
Now to January Juggernauts and Write 1 Sub 1:
The first four weeks of the W1S1 challenge are already over and all those who completed the challenge, including myself, received the January Juggernaut Award. Congratulations to all those who succeeded and to those who just missed out, don't give yourself a hard time; there is always next month.
If you don't know anything about this challenge visit the official website here.
That is it for today, but don't forget to check tomorrow's post, where I'll be launching my 200 followers competition.