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ABNA

It took me awhile to jump through the hoops (and writer a better pitch), but I've got Red is For Ick signed up in the young adult category in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest (ABNA). Wish me luck! They're taking "only" the first five thousand manuscripts, so my odds are great.  :-)

Now I'm busy polishing up Coming Attractions , a manuscript I haven't touched since it was rejected by Avalon Books last summer. I don't know now why they requested a full in the first place -- the opening scene was too long, and while writing it I apparently became the master of run-on sentances. If I can get it cleaned up before the ABNA contest ends, I'll put it in there in the adult category.

This is what I've been up to. I live life in the fast typing lane.

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petzipellepingo
Jan. 28th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
A four leaf clover is just what I need!
curiouswombat
Jan. 28th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC)
Best of luck with it - and, as they say, if you ain't in it you can't win it - so you're over the first hurdle!
ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
Exactly my thinking!
unboxed_project
Jan. 28th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
Viva la ABNA! I'm sitting this year out (it snuck up on me before I even started editing) but I'm rooting for you.
ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Thanks! I didn't get in last year -- these things tend to sneak up on all of us!
spikereader
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Just what I need!
ex_naomi_ja
Jan. 28th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC)
Good luck with ABNA!
ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
Thanks!
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ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate it!
blood_of_winter
Jan. 28th, 2011 05:14 pm (UTC)
wow good luck!
ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm just glad I had a manuscript ready ...
cornerofmadness
Jan. 28th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
good luck. i didn't get mine done fast enough. next year...

i got some good feedback from my first time there
ozma914
Jan. 29th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
My first time out I didn't get a lot of feedback, but I'm hoping for better luck this year ...
cornerofmadness
Jan. 29th, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
good luck. i'll be looking to see how you do if they take it
elizalavelle
Jan. 30th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just signed up with a writers group to get me more inspiration to edit my nano from this year for the month of February :) Hope it works :)
ozma914
Jan. 31st, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
And good luck with the writer's group!
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