Thursday, August 5, 2010

Win, Place or Show!

Back in April I entered my first contest. It was the The Author! Author!/WHISPER Great First Page Made Even Better Contest over at Anne Mini's blog, Author! Author!.

This morning, I got an email from Anne Mini that I had won second place. Wow! Not only that, but because there were "such a lot of exciting, well-written entries" (actual quote), they were extending the first page crit/review to everyone that had placed, which means that even though I didn't win, I still win! Wahoo!

I've learned a lot about writing and the odds of getting published during the course of this year. Ok, let's face it, I've been feeling pretty discouraged about the odds of getting published. This heartens me. I don't suck.

Now I need to write a little blurb about my book and send it to Anne Mini. (Doesn't that sound cool?)


  1. Congratulations! That's fantastic news.

  2. What wonderful news! Congratulations! :)

  3. Good for you Suzi. That's great, I'm going to have to get over there and check out your page. I hope it's still posted.

  4. Thank you! I'm still doing my secret happy dance over the news :) I'll let everyone know when the review goes up, even if I get torn to pieces :)

  5. That DOES sound cool.

    It's always been difficult to get published, and it's even worse today. But we love to write and so we keep trying. Good luck! I'll be interested in seeing the review, even if.... And thanks for just stopping by my blog.


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