Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Squee (and Ack!)

Maven Jacqueline BarbourAnd both over the same thing!

I received a call yesterday from the contest coordinator of the New Jersey Romance Writers chapter and A Scandalous Liaison (aka Unbridled) is a finalist in Put Your Heart in a Book. The finalists get three reads: editor, agent, and multi-published author.

So I'm pretty stoked about that!

On the "ack" side, the version of the first chapter that I entered is one that did very poorly in another contest a few months ago, and as a result of the feedback from that contest, I decided to revamp large portions of the opening (for the zillionth time, LOL) and change some of the backstory and plot to ramp up the conflict.

Obviously, I'm now confused as all get out!

But still...squeeeeeeeee!


B.E. Sanderson said...


Maybe they'll like your original so much, you can shelve the edits until after you get a contract. Maybe you'll never need them. =oD

lacey kaye said...

First, YAYAYAY!!!

Second, that just goes to show how subjective this industry is. Who can keep up?

Courtney Milan said...

Congratulations, Jacqueline! This has been a great week for you!

Ericka Scott said...

Woooohoooo! Yep, that contest was just one set of opinions...different contest, different opinions!

Sqeeeeeeee for finalling. You rock!

Beverley Kendall said...

Super Congrats on finaling!!!

Carey Baldwin said...

Yay!! Great job! And I hear you (and everyone else who finals and then revises). It's frustrating to know your latest version isn't in the hands of the editors, but I'm guessing your early version rocks! Good luck, we're all pulling for you!

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