Monday, August 24, 2009

Holy-crap-ola Batman!

I won the Secret Agent contest on Miss Snark’s First Victim’s blog!

I really can’t believe it, not because I don’t have any confidence in my work, but because this business is SO subjective and you just never know what will work for an agent and what won’t. I think it was just good timing. I had tried to enter the contest a while back when Authoress did it as a lottery and, alas, my number wasn’t called. Then after that, it was either that my genre wasn’t being represented or I missed the submission because I got the email alert late and submissions were closed.

Now I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed because not only is agent Emmanuelle Alspaugh looking for something with shape-shifters in it (which Light Bringers has) but she’s looking for a werewolf story and I currently have a werewolf WIP.

Okay, I’m jumping a head of myself.

Nevertheless, if things don’t pan out the way I want, she will still be the third agent to read my full and that can’t be a bad thing!

I’m going to submit to her tomorrow because I’m dog tired right now and fear I’ll address it to the wrong person, spell her name wrong, or something just as stupid. So, I’ll send it in the morning after I’ve had my morning shower, and a cup of coffee.

I’ll keep you all posted…wish me luck!


Shelly Quade said...

Congratulations on winning the contest, AND on having your FULL ms read a couple of times, already!

You're totally right - timing is everything. People need both persistence and luck in order to get published.

You've got the persistence part down, and luck is surely soon going to head your way. (Watch out for the silent woman in the red dress. ;))

TereLiz said...

Congrats! I saw you won this yesterday. Good luck on the full review, not that you need it!


rosepddle said...

Shelly-I do have the persistence part down...almost to the point of obsession-lol. I guess that old saying that luck is when preparation meets opportunity is true. I've been preparing so we shall see if this opportunity pays off. Thanks!

Tere- Thanks! And I'll take all the luck and blessing and well wishes I can get.

jessjordan said...

Yay!! Congrats, and best of luck :)

rosepddle said...

Thanks Jess!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I read your entry on Secret Agent and loved it. Best of luck going forward.

rosepddle said...

Thank you! Hopefully one day people will be saying, "I read your book and loved it!" Well, people besides my mother and sister-lol!

Tricia said...

Congrats on your win. I was last month's finalist (22). I received my rejection yesterday.

Back to the query board for me.

Best of luck on your full. Keep us posted.

rosepddle said...

Oh...sorry about the R, but hopefully you got some feed back that was helpful. Keep at it, someome will snatch you up!