Monday, March 12, 2012

Campaign Update

I have had a blast during my first campaign with Rachael Harrie. I never imagined how much fun it would be or how it would help me grow so much as a writer. To top it off, I received a post yesterday saying that my 2nd blog challenge entry has been shortlisted to move onto Stage Two. Now while I am not sure what that means, Lori M. Lee said congrats so I assume this is a very good thing. *grin*

Thank all of you who commented and voted. Your praise warms my heart.

Yesterday, I enjoyed a fabulous session with my critique group. Unfortunately, I am still working on the 'show don't tell' concept. It irks me to no end each time I see a sentence where I have failed in this. Granted, it isn't nearly as bad as when I first started writing. I just wish I could get it completely out of my system. On a positive note, they liked what they read and aside from that irritating technical issue, I have a fabulous dark fantasy just aching to be published and read.

Today, along with working on my WIP, I am also nailing down my theme for the A to Z challenge that starts April 1st and the main topic for each letter/post. I hope you will check back to give your opinion. I am going to totally break out of my comfort zone and try something new for me. I am nervous, excited, and a little overwhelmed at the same time.

Thanks again to all my loyal followers.

UPDATE: I just received word that I am in the semi-final round of judging for my 2nd blog challenge entry. Woot Woot! Thanks, Melodie Wright.

UPDATE #2: I made it to the finals!!!!! Thanks, Jodi Su.

18 comments:

  1. I was told I was shortlisted as well, and also had no idea what that *really* meant =P Still, good news is good news! Go us! (And go you in your other ventures!)

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    1. Glad to know I am not alone in my ignorance, dear Hildred! Though I have sense done some good ol' investigorating(sorry you'd have to be a mom who's child likes Tigger and Pooh), and have figured out that I've made it to the top 10, I think. *grin* So congrats to you, too!

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  2. That's exciting that you're trying something new for the A to Z challenge. I STILL haven't figured out what I'm doing, and I'm getting a little nervous as April creeps ever closer.

    Congrats on making the finals!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jocelyn. I have pre-written a few posts in an effort to keep the momentum going. Sometimes that last minute stuff can really kick your inspiration into overdrive. Maybe this will be like that for you.

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  3. That is very good. I'm happy to see you, Hildred, and I all managed to be lucky enough. It was a tough challenge, too. :)

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    1. Congrats to you too, David. How exciting to be associated with such fabulous writers!

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  4. Wow congrats on getting to the Finals! :-D

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  5. ohhh!! Congrats!! :D
    Show don't tell is always difficult! :/ I find that the more conscious I have to be of something, the worse I am at it. That doesn't even make sense does it?!?!

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    1. Yes, actually, it does! Makes correcting it during the revising process even more difficult. Thank goodness for my fabulous critique group who are more than willing to point it out to me so I can then see it and fix it. And I am really good at fixing it now. *cheesy grin*

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  6. Hi! Congrats on being short-listed. That's amazing... hope you'll let us know how you do!

    I wanted to say thanks for the mini-pep-talk in my comments yesterday. I read your comment when I was half way through my work day, and kept saying "head up, girl" to myself the rest of the day. It was a helpful mantra. :) I needed the encouragement. Thanks again.

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    1. Thanks so much. And I am glad I could help. Having a difficult boss is no bueno, but they can only bring you down as far as you let them. Glad to inspire your mantra for that day!

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  7. So awesome, Sabrina! I'm not surprised. You're uber talented and it's great to see that highlighted! :D

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  8. Well done for getting so far with your campaign challenge entry!

    And thanks for coming over to my blog to see the cover for LABYRINTH :-)

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