Thursday, March 05, 2009

Good News and stuff

I've had some confidence building news this week--for a change--and I wanted to share.

I just found out I finaled in The Marlene Writing Contest with my YA time travel: The Totally Tubular Adventures of Carrington Morris. This is great news because my partial manuscript gets in front of an editor AND if I win first place, I get a manuscript critique by Gena Showalter. I heart Gena Showalter very much. Did I ever tell you about the time I got to be in her hotel room at Nationals? ....I digress. Anyway, this is Big News for Gwen, so everyone please keep your fingers crossed for me.

My inbox contained more good news this week. Not one, but two agents asked for a partial manuscript. I needed the boost and my morale is much higher now, thank goodness.

So, did I tell you about the time I got to be in Gena Showalter's room?



(hint: Look for me in the "crowd scene" in Gena's room. I'm the last one of of the room and I say "Jill Monroe isn't a very nice person."

17 comments:

  1. Shelli Stevens11:30 PM

    Gwen that's so awesome!!! Congrats on finaling. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  2. Yay Gwen!! Great news!!
    Fingers crossed for you :)

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  3. Yay, Gwen! I'm glad you got such great news and so excited for you! Good luck :D

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  4. Lisa St. James11:49 PM

    Congrats hun!!! *fingers crossed* I loved the video :)

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  5. With you guys behind me, there is no such thing as fail.

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  6. That's pretty cool, Gwelly. Good news soon, right? :)

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  7. WOOHOO! Gwenny's gonna get sold!

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  8. Congratulations! Fingers crossed for all three of your good things! (ShortClara from RD BTW)

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  9. DUDE, go go go go GWEN!!!! You know I adore that story...

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  10. Elaina12:07 PM

    I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!! I love that story!!! Fingers crossed!!

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  11. Congrats Gwen! Of course I had to stop by and celebrate with you. Let's keep the good news coming. :)

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  12. Well I'm so proud of you. But anyone who hasn't read Gwen's work yet should, because it's NOT surprising.

    Best. Voice. Ever.

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  13. thanks for believing guys--I know how lucky I am to have all of you. If I never sell (perish the thought),I am still blessed beyond all reason.

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  14. Congrats, Gwen!! Good luck with the rest of the contest.

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  15. YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!! It's about TIME someone appreciated you the way I do. Darn it. AWESOME!!!!!

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