Monday, April 19, 2010

Winning Week in the House of Pain

I LOVE this week! There's only been one day in it so far, and I've already won two things.

First, Jennifer Laughran with the Andrea Brown agency chose my entry as one of the winners in Authoress/Miss Snark's critique contest. You can read the first 250 words of Drain here.

You'll notice two typos: no space between the first paragraphs, and a run-on sentence. I'm mortified! And yet, despite some technical problems, I won a ten-page manuscript and query critique.

It was an honor to be part of the contest. Look at all the wise comments Miss Laughran left on each entry! Incredible!

And now, for my second win: a signed copy of Holly Cupala's Tell Me a Secret. Holly is A.Dorable. She was a speaker at the SCBWI WW Conference over a week ago, and I signed up at her table to win a copy of her mystery. Here's a picture of Holly and me. I know, she's a twig! The cutest little stick in the world! And I can't wait to get my eyes on TMAS.

Not to be smuggy or anything, but our home here in Ashland could use a little lift. My boys are suffering from chicken pox (yes, they were vaccinated), and my man had a root canal today.

Isn't it funny how things go?


anjie said...

Those are stellar, encouraging comments. I want my copy of DRAIN this week!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Hey, that's FANTASTIC about the contest! Congrats!
Sorry about your boys, though. And they were vaccinated? That's a shame.

Robin said...

Loved reading the beginning of DRAIN. Awesome!!! You're week is looking up, girl! :-)

Hope all your boys are better soon.

Jennie Englund said...

Hey, girls, thanks! Hope your week started out swell, too!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow! Wow! and Wow! Pass a little of that luck along to me, friend! I am so excited for you and your Miss Snark win. That is too, too awesome! (yes, I know that sounds like a teenager, but hey, I'm around them all day) :-)

Kierah Jane Reilly said...

so good! loved it! congrats!!