Monday, September 17, 2007

Playing Catch Up

Well, after almost two weeks away from the blog, I hardly know where to begin. Some of you may already have heard most of "news" on the Mavens blog, so bear with me if this is all old hat to you.

First, the final results of the OVRWA's Summer Sizzle contest were announced a couple of weeks ago. Darcy's Glorious finished first in the Spicy category and Carnally Ever After finished first in the Sexy category. It was really exciting and gratifying to share my first contest win with Darcy!

The editor who judged the Sexy category (Teresa Stevens at Red Sage Publishing) also requested a full manuscript, but since I sold it to Cobblestone shortly after entering the contest, I can't rightly send it to her. I am hoping to send her another project with a "leg up", though.

Also very exciting, Carnally Ever After debuted at #2 on Cobblestone's bestseller list for the month of August. A big thank you to all my readers for making that possible!

Last, but not least, please give Erica Ridley a warm round of applause. She was a triple finalist (in three categories) in the TARA contest. The final results came in last week, and she finished with two seconds, a first, and a request for a full. Awesome work!

I'll be back on Wednesday with a more substantial post, but until then, I'm catching my breath (and cleaning the house!).

What have you all been up to while I was gone?


lacey kaye said...

I've been wandering around the real world, looking for inspiration.

HUGE CONGRATS on your request! Validated not once but three times! Huzzah!

Lady Leigh said...

OMG- you ladies are awesome. I'm feeling rather intimidated over here... dare I open my WIP ever again? Truth be told, I couldn't even remember the title of it the other day!!! Chalk it up to sleep deprivation... I have been thinking about what revisions it needs, but not actually making them.

My exciting news is that Bodhi is now focusing on objects and I gave him a little finger puppet show last night. Talk about plot and characterization. The bunny and the monkey really had it going on.

Erica Ridley said...

Ew, house-cleaning. :-p

Thanks for the congrats! Mega-congrats back atcha for hitting #2--that rocks!!!

Tessa Dare said...

Congratulations to you and all the Mavens! You ladies are on fire!

Ericka Scott said...

congrats on the final! Yahoo...and the request ~ you rock!