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."