Great news to share…I just found out that “Together for Christmas” my favorite book has finalled in the Gayle Wilson Contest. The winner will be announced on April 1st. I’m estatic and scared silly cause the others in my genre are good authors and have wonderful books. Oh well, may the best man win! ….sigh! What else can one say??
When do you become ‘good enough’?
contest justification for an author that his/her writing has finally become
patooti it is!
of contests. Each time I received my submission back with a ranking somewhere
in the middle area, even the top, I’d
sigh and read over the various judge’s comments.
enough emotion—the other—too much. The opening needed work, or there wasn’t
enough conflict. Hell, I’ve been told in every way possible (usually very
nicely) that I just wasn’t ‘good enough’.
received from agents and publishers, they would be saying in effect – your work
isn’t up to par. Their words would be more along the lines that the genre
you’ve chosen to write in isn’t of interest to us at this time. Or…you have too
many characters involved, etc, etc.
I’d written a book no one could refuse, they’d have sent me an acceptance and
not a ‘no thank you’. And so I kept plugging along. Filing away stories that no
on wanted. Starting new ones with the hope that this would be the one.
the reviews I get from the readers, and to tell you the truth, they’ve been
what’s kept me pounding on the keys every day. As long as someone is enjoying
my work, loving my characters and willing to buy my books, then I’ll keep
something about being recognized by your peers. It feels great. If “Together
for Christmas” doesn’t win in the end, fine. Great! I did have a good time
I have a new book being released very soon for the Angels with Attitudes series
called “Cheating Angel” and another
on the way for the Vicarage Bench Series called “Together, Always and Forever”. Who’s to say what might happen if I
sent one of those books for next year’s contest?
I’ve signed onto a promotion that will be taking place from March 14th to the 18th called Lucky Days Free Par-tay! It’ll be a blast with lots of prizes and a huge selection of free books. I will be having all the information here for you on the morning of the 14th so please check back and join us.
For this Lunar Love Giveaway Hop I will be happy to present the lucky winner with a $10 Amazon Gift certificate. All you need to do is leave a comment with your e-mail address. And, I’ll be adding your names to my newsletter list, so I hope you won’t mind getting a periodic letter from me telling of new releases and special news!