Okay, so I didn't make the cut in agent Nathan Bransford's contest for first pages - http://www.nathanbransford.blogspot.com/ - somehow I'm not surprised. He doesn't really represent romance or erotica, so it doesn't come as a shock. Still, the entries chosen represent an interesting mix of styles and even while some of them break "the rules" I've been taught.
I'm still waiting to hear from the publisher-sponsored contest I entered and in the interim, I'm preparing query letters, continuing to write and plot other stories and working on setting up a web presence.
I'll continue until I reach the goal of publication - and then I'll sigh happily and keep on writing!
Thank you for playing along...