Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Squeee! Central Florida RWA's Touch of Magic Contest Results...

Yesterday started with a mountain of work after returning from the Fourth of July weekend. I spent the day trying desperately to catch up while troubleshooting for sixteen people. To say I was tired when I got home is a HUGE understatement but...
I diligently engaged in a round of #1k1hr on Twitter and broke the 30k barrier in my WIP (work-in-progress). I felt good. Then...
Around 11pm, I get an email announcing the winners of the Central Florida's RWA Touch of Magic  contest. I knew Yelena and  I placed in the top three for BLOOD BOND in the paranormal romance division, but I had no idea of the order. Well...
WE PLACED FIRST!!!!! SQUEEEE!!!! After much dancing, screaming and scaring the heck out of my dog, I called Yelena. I hadn't even finished reading the email, I was so excited. I scrolled to the end and read it to her over the phone. It said...

The final round judge, Meredith Giordan, an amazing editor at Berkley (you know that AWESOME imprint from Penguin that publishes authors like Tom Clancy, Laurell K. Hamilton and Christine Feehan, EEP!) thought our main characters were very likable, that the hook grabbed her attention, and would love to read the full MS (manuscript). She used the word love, L-O-V-E!!!!

Now onward to fret about our submission, pace the room non-stop, and... continue writing, of course!

14 comments :

  1. OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Congratulations, Tina and Yelena. That's awesome news!!!

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  3. Yay Tina! Super happy for you both!!!!

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  4. WOW! Congratulations, very exciting!!!! Well done :)

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  5. Well done! Get that MS on its way, so you can get down to the serious business of waiting.

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  6. That's awesome! Congratulations~ how exciting! You'll have to keep us posted :)

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  7. That's fabulous! Congratulations!!!

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  8. Thanks all! So nervous!!! Will keep you all updated. And SO appreciate the support!

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  9. OMG!!! *jumps up and down* *throws confetti* I'm SO excited for you!!!

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  10. How exciting!!!! Congratulations Tina! :)

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  11. That is so great! I hope wonderful things come of it for both you and Yelena. And some people say contests aren't worth entering!

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  12. Congratulations, Tina! Well done!

    (I'm madderblue who sometimes drops into the pit, btw).

    terrie

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