27.11.12

Baker's Dozen: No, I'm Not Talking About Doughnuts


Dearest Readers, the most AMAZING thing happened to me a few weeks ago: I got into the finals for a SERIOUSLY AWESOME contest!!


Yes, it's really TRUE!! The FINALS!! ME!!


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I'm so excited that I may have to slip on a pair of Depends.


The Authoress over at Miss Snark's First Victim hosts an annual kick-ass contest called the Baker's Dozen where authors submit their logline (a one or two sentence pitch) and the first 250 words of their completed manuscripts, and after a public critique, participating agents (there are 15 this year) have the chance to bid on them!


 And I was picked as one of the top 25 adult entries!






So, on Friday, November 30--THIS UPCOMING FRIDAY--my entry will be posted for a public critique.



When it sunk in that ALL OF THE INTERNET will be able to read and critique my logline and first 250 words. 


I was in a competition similar to this one before and not a single agent bid on my work (a humbling experience) but this time, I have a fresh new manuscript that I just LOVE so I'm brimming with optimism. BRIMMING, I tell you! But, even if it's another no-show for me, agent wise, getting into the finals is awesome in and of itself. Yay!!


So yeah, the next week or so is going to be a mixed bag of emotions, mostly consisting of extreme excitement and escalating fears of rejection. 


And, not to worry, when the contest starts (THIS FRIDAY), I'll post a link so you can check it out!! The more people that know about it, the better! 


Yay for kick-ass contests!!




6 comments:

Crystal said...

Yes, YAY for kick-ass contests! Congrats! Crossing my fingers and my toes for you!

Heather (GurleeGirrl) said...

Congrats!!! That is so awesome. Looking forward to reading it!!!

Belle Vierge said...

So excited for you!!!! Can't wait to read your entry. :)

daniela said...

Congrats! That's fantastic! Can't wait to read it :)

Nikki said...

How exciting!!!! Congrats! So can anyone read your work or just the judges?? I would love to read it!!

hemborgwife said...

So exciting I am sure you will kick ass and get like all the bids!