Mark Hunter (ozma914) wrote,
Mark Hunter
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Novel Writing Contest Fail

Sadly, I didn't make it to the quarter-finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award competition with my young adult mystery, "Red is For Ick". (Maybe because I still haven't come up with a better title?) Time to start gearing up for next year! ... I know I should sugar coat it and look on the bright side and all that, but I have to admit -- kinda bummed.

On the other hand, five years ago my writing career seemed to be one step forward and two steps back, but these days it's more two steps forward and one step back, which is the kind of progress I prefer.

There was a lot of great competition, and the list of who made it in the YA and general fiction categories can be found here:

http://www.amazon.com/b?node=332264011
Tags: abna, red is for ick, writing
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