Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My First Contest

What I am reading: I'd tell you I love you, but then I would have to kill you.  by Ally Carter
What I am working on: HFB

Accomplishments for the week: Well, last monday I sent in my first query for my children's book, Gramma's Lake House, but I have not heard anything back yet.  I check the e-mail several times a day, but there is nothing there.  I know they are so busy and realistically it will take several months to hear anything.

This week I am working on my very first contest entry.  I paid for entry into The Golden Heart, thinking Hey - I will be done!  WRONG!  I was not nearly done, and I was rewarded with a very polite disqualification letter.  When I read that letter it was a very humbling moment.  I am not sure what I was thinking, attempting NaNoWrMo and Golden Heart while my hubby was TDY (Temporary duty.) He was gone for four weeks, came home for three, and then was gone for 10 weeks.   

I digress.   Here I  am getting ready for my first contest entry. I am entering HFB, but I have several different beginnings, so I am toying with which one I will eventually go with.   Funny, but I think one of my beginnings may actually morph into another story.  I will have to see how the first one finishes. The contest is the Golden Claddagh and it is sponsored by the Celtic Hearts RWA online chapter.  I am a member, a lurking one at best.  The judge in the final round of the historical division iEsi Sogah  of Avon/Harper Collins, so being chosen as a finalist is a must!  I would love to someday be an Avon Lady!  The finalist will be notified around July 1st. 

I will let you know how it goes.

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