April 14, 2011

Wish Me Luck!

I still remember in the 3rd grade (maybe 2nd?) we had to write our best paragraph that the teacher would read aloud in class. When the teacher read the paragraph by a classmate named Candy, one that was full of beautiful prose about the sunshine in the forest and I thought, "I'll never be able to write like that."

And you know what?

I'll still never be able to write like that.

Ice Charades is all chick-lit, even though you're not supposed to call it that in the publishing world. Womens fiction is their preferred term. Sounds like a college assignment to me, womens fiction.

So chick lit it is and as luck would have it - and there was a lot of luck - Ice Charades has made the quarter finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. I'm waiting to hear if she'll go one round more into the semis.

Already Ice Charades has been picked as 1 of 250 from 5000 entries. Those are not the kind of odds you want when it comes to rare and dangerous diseases, but 250 out of 5000 - not bad. Getting to the top 50 - that would be incredible.

This competition is a writer's version of American Idol. It's like I made it to Hollywood and if I make it to the next round, I'll be bugging all of you to vote for me. Ha ha, just kidding. Sort of.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

good luck