The edit of “His Reluctant Duchess” (Drayton Family Saga/Book 1) is proceeding well. Hope to have it polished enough for entry into ABNA 2013. With Penguin Books on-board and a new romance category, romance novels [historical and/or contemporary] will finally be judged accordingly, and not lumped in with all other fiction entries. Rules for writing a romance can differ greatly from those governing the creation of general fiction. I look forward to see how this new change pans out.
Any romance writers thinking about entering ABNA this year, please let me know your thoughts on this new innovation.