Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Finalist!

Happy Birthday to me...I just found out that my manuscript has finaled in the contest I entered in April. It's still a long time until September when the winner is announced, but meanwhile my 25-page opening sequence is being evaluated, along with the entries of four other unpublished writers, by acquisitions editors in the market I would like to break into.

The complete list of finalists can be found here.

I'm kinda excited! :D

15 comments:

Mirtika said...

What? I'm the first to post congratulations!!!

I'm so happy for you, Val. Now, get cracking on that baby, cause you might be getting a request from NavPress or Zondervan. :D And polish that winner's speech... :)

Mir

fiorinda said...

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is so very cool. I am so happy for you. May the time pass swiftly and productively for you.

And I can say I knew you back when. Don't forget us little peoples when you are famous :)

Debbie

Karenee said...

Aaaah! Yay! Woohoo! Yeah!
Congrats!

Jean said...

Wonderful! Hearty congratulations. Way to go, Valerie. Good luck in the next phase.

Chris said...

Congrats Val. You're right, September is tooooo far away. Wish I could use the comments from the reviewers and do one more pass at revisions. Sigh.

Mark Goodyear said...

Congrats! That is very exciting news. Don't worry about September being far away. Just think how much writing you can do before it arrives!

Katie Hart said...

Yay! *does happy dance*

Maripat said...

I've said this before, but it's worth saying again. Congrats!

chrisd said...

(holding your hands, jumping up and down and squealing)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aren't you excited?

Congratulations! Proud of you!!!!

Kait said...

Yay! So exciting! Good luck!

Valerie Comer said...

Aw, thanks, you guys! I just got my scores this morning...and like Chris said, it would be great to be able to do one more pass before it goes to the next level of judging. However...it has to stand on its own, now. And I need to get on with the rest of the revision. Once I can concentrate again!

Nicole said...

Congrats!

And happy day-after-birthday! It turns out that we share a birthday. It's a good day to have been born on, don't you think? =)

Random Walk Writer said...

w00t!

It bears repeating--awesome!!!!

Camy Tang said...

Congrats again, Valerie!
Camy

Tina said...

Whoooooo hooooooo! Good for you Val. Hope you win.

*hugs*