Tuesday, 13 March 2012

It's real!

Look! A picture of my book and it's in colour and everything so it must be real!

I'm too excited for a proper blog post, so I'll just bung up a few random competition links and then sneak off to drink wine whilst gazing lovingly at my new baby.

This one is for stage, film, radio or  documentary writing and could win you £6,000.

For this one you're invited to write up to 350 words either prose or poetry about a woman who has inspired you. The competition is being run in support of International Women's Day.

And this one gives you a chance to get your hands on an iPad 2.

44 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Patsy congratulations!!!

Annalisa Crawford said...

It looks so good! Look at that - a book, a real live book! You deserve a glass or two :-)

Anonymous said...

I will now need to get drunk.

Many thanks to you and your lovely book for this opportunity.

BigFatLion.

Teresa Ashby said...

Doesn't it look lovely! Congratulations :-) x

Pat Posner said...

It's lovely, Patsy. Congratulations!
xxPat

Patsy said...

Thanks, Alex!

Cheers, Annalisa!

Big Fat Lion, you're very welcome to join in my celebrations.

Thanks, Teresa. I'm very pleased with the cover.

Thank you, Pat.

Celia said...

Is it any kind of coincidence that the young lady is ... a redhead?
Looks great, Tosh, even down to the pippi longstocking stockings!
Well done again!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic - Knowing how hard you worked on this may it be the first of many.

Niddy

Diane Fordham said...

Oh my gawd! It is real. You've done it Patsy. Looks great. Hugs x

Patsy said...

No and yes, Celia. The main character (who has lots of fun, eats lots of cakes and gets her man) is a redhead so it's no coincidence the girl on the cover has red hair. It is however a coincidence that the mc and author both have similarly coloured hair. Honestly, in all my unpublished novels they're blondes and brunettets or have black hair. There's even one with grey hair.

Thanks, Niddy. I had help - as you know because you're one of the lovely people who provided valuable feedback when I was writing this.

Thank you, Diane.

farawayeyes said...

WOO HOO! and Congratulations to you! cover looks great ~ adore those stockings she has on.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy .. well done and it looks so good .. love it - good luck .. cheers Hilary

Linda G. said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations, Patsy. :)

Patsy said...

Farawayeyes, they're great aren't they? I'm pretty sure that Phillip Grizzell (the guy who designed the cover) had to make them himself.

Thank you, Hilary.

Thanks, Linda!

Baggy said...

Wow! Yes, it is truly beautiful!

Old Kitty said...

OH PATSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh wow!! Happy Dance!! Happy Dance!!!

Oh it looks amazing - look at it!!

Awwww YAY!!!!!! So where can I get my SIGNED (hint, hint!) copy!??!?!?!

Take care
x

Charlie said...

Well done, Patsy. Really good news. This just shows the rest of us that you can get published.

Carolb said...

I think the cover looks great, Patsy. Well done. The excitement is certainly building...

Patsy said...

Thank, Baggy. I love it.

Kitty are you happy for me? It's hard to tell ... Of course I'll be happy to sign you a copy.

Charlie, it really can be done. All you have to do is write the thing, polish it up and be really persistent until someone gives in and publishes it.

Thanks, Carol. I'm hoping it doesn't build much more round here or something is likely to break!

Frances Garrood said...

What a great moment for you, Patsy! You must be so excited!

suzy doodling said...

Fab fab fab......Perfect, modern, so very you Patsy.

Rob Crompton said...

Nice looking cover, Patsy. Have you got a publication date yet?

Beth said...

Your cover is beautiful. Congratulations on getting your book out there.

Deborah Walker said...

Is this the same book you were happy dancing about? That's come out really quickly.

COGRATULATIONS. This is big.

Vikki said...

Brilliant!!!!! Congratulations :o)

xx

Patsy said...

Indeed I am, Frances!

Thank you, Suzy. Glad you like it.

Thanks, Rob. I should be able to announce the date today (fingers crossed)

Thank you, Beth.

Yes, Deborah it is the same one - and yes it has come out quickly. (The publisher had already had it a while before I announced my good news but it's still been quite a speedy process)

Thanks, Vikki.

Jarmara Falconer said...

How wonderful... you lucky, lucky, girl. Good luck with it.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wonderful, Patsy! I feel your excitement. Enjoy every second.

And thanks for those links.

Sarah Pearson said...

Patsy, I'm so so happy for you. You did it!

lizy-expat-writer said...

Congratulations Patsy!
It looks great, and like any other new parent, you deserve a glass or three to celebrate.
x Liz

Dan Purdue said...

Many congratulations, Patsy! I hope it's a big success for you.

Patsy said...

Thank you, Jarmara!

Thanks, Rosemary.

Yes, Sarah - I did it!

Lizy, if you say so it must be true - I'll go open a bottle!

Patsy said...

Thanks, Dan. I hope so too!

Milo James Fowler said...

Way to go, Patsy! That has got to be an awesome feeling.

Chris Stovell said...

Many congratulations on your wonderful news!

Maria said...

You must be walking in air! I wish you every success and best wishes.

Nancy Thompson said...

Congrats on a beautiful cover!

M Pax said...

Wooo hoooo!! Congrats! That's so exciting, Patsy. :)

Patsy said...

Thanks, Milo - it is!

Thank you, Chris.

Thanks, Maria.

Thanks, Nancy.

Thank you, M Pax.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Love the cover pic. So exciting for you! I thought I'd commented on this post before, must have drifted into cyberspace.

BTW You've been lucky 7 tagged on my blog

JJ Cocker said...

Woo-hoo, Patsy. Congratulations, sweetie. I'll keep me eyes peeled for a copy, and... I WANT IT SIGNED!

Patsy said...

Thank you, Madeleine.

I'll be very happy to sign it, JJ.

Seaview said...

I'm so pleased for you, Patsy - just catching up with everything after St Paddy's!!!

Well done, you deserve it and it's a great tale. :]

marion

Patsy said...

Thanks, Marion.