Sunday, 16 August 2009

Hello!

Following on from Lily's post below, it's my turn to introduce myself. I'm Tam. You might have seen me around - I was the one with her nose squashed flat against the Novel Racer's window, peering greedily inside. And now I'm in, I have to say it seems as lovely as I dreamed it would be. Thanks for letting me in.

So, a little about me: I started writing properly (that's to say, stopped dabbling with stories and never finishing them) in January 2008 after I read Jane Wenham-Jones' Wannabe A Writer book. She inspired me to try something I hadn't written since my school days; a short story. In line with Jane's advice, I subbed it to Take A Break. It came back a month later, which seemed like an eternity but I soon learned was not a good sign. In May 2008, I sold my first short story, to My Weekly. Then I had an idea for a teen book and wrote that. It got me an agent, who got me a publisher. The teen book, My So-Called Afterlife, is out in February 2010. I also have a children's book coming out next June. My struggle, if you can call it such, is to get the next book in the children's book series written by December this year and the sequel to the teen book in the bag. That's where the Novel Racers come in, because I've got a touch of Lazybonesitis and need a push (ie kick up the arse) to get it done.

So, to paraphrase a certain Eighties TV show; If you've got a problem and no-one else can help, if you can find them, maybe you can hire....The Novel Racers (da da da dun dun, dun dun dun!)

20 comments:

JJ Beattie said...

LOL, Tam. I love the theme tune. Welcome to the Novel Racers...

Cathy said...

Welcome :)

Lily Sheehan said...

Congratulations on the books coming out. And welcome also :)

Graeme K Talboys said...

Hi, Tam. Welcome to NR.

Debs said...

Hi Tam, lovely to see you here.

L-Plate Author said...

Hiya Tam, welcome at last! Glad to have you on board x

thesecretwriter said...

Welcome!

P.S. I loved the A-team!!

TSW (formerly Paige!)

B said...

Welcome Tam!

ChrisH said...

Helllooooo Tam! Good to see you here, you horribly successful person, you!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Welcome to theNovel Racers, though it looks like you already won!

Fia said...

Welcome Tam and huge congrats on your publishing deals.

Tam said...

Thanks for all the lovely welcomes. Of course, what I didn't mention was that I've had plenty of rejections along the way, too!

Liane Spicer said...

Welcome, Tam! Great to have you on board! Congratulations on the sales!

Annieye said...

You've done so well, Tam. Welcome to the Novel Racers.

Captain Black said...

Hello Tam and welcome aboard. I like the A-Team analogy. Can I be Hannibal ('cause I love it when a plan comes together)? Perhaps we can all get together and construct a new novel using an old car, a dustbin lid and some welding equipment that was left lying around...

It's good that another proper published author has joined the ranks. Perhaps you can share some of your tips?

Karen said...

Welcome Tam! I used to love the A-team :o)

Rowan Coleman said...

Hello hello and welcome to the racersxx

KeVin K. said...

Welcome aboard, Tam!

Flowerpot said...

Welcome Tam - albeit belatedly!

sheepish said...

Welcome and congrats on your forthcoming book.