First off, I missed the Oh, Those High School Dances bloghop because I was computerless, but I'm hoping to catch up on all the great posts. I heard they were fantastic!
Huge thanks to everyone who participated in our super fun bloghop! You guys have the best ideas, your writing was so fun to read. But I think my favorite part was reading what you all learned. Theresa and I kept emailing back and forth--we had such a hard time picking our winners!
But winners we did pick, lol! And I'm so excited! Theresa and I decided to post them separately, so her picks are on her blog here.
I had runners up, guys. It was SUPER hard to pick just one! So I'll start with those, from day 1:
Kate Larkindale--From your short pitch I was already invested in your characters. Nice work!
Rachel Schieffelbein--What a cute fairy story. Dust it off for reals, I'd so read it!
E. Arroyo @ Chandara Writes--I loved the catchy twist at the end!
The winner for day 1 is Tracey J!! Your pitch was such an awesome concept, I instantly wanted to know about those little blue pills. Congrats Tracey! Please email me your address so I can send you your prize! (A copy of Robin Mellom's Ditched.)
Day 2 was even harder. Your excerpts were so fabulous and fun to read. Liz, I can't pick yours because I already critique your stuff, lol, but writing from the perspective of a fluffy dog was so cute and original! My other runners up for day 2 were:
Christine, Carrie-Anne, Kelley, and Colleen. Yay runners up! Such great excerpts!
Theresa and I are cheating and picking two winners because we just had a hard time picking one. So my winners for day 2 are Ilima Todd, and McKenzie McCann!! Ilima, the shark thing was so original, and McKenzie, yours was so clever and made me laugh out loud! Hooray! Email your queries, ladies. I'd love to critique them and help any way I can!
Day 3, hardest of all. Can I just say you guys are all AMAZING?!! The runners up for day 3 were Kyra, Rachel, and Ilima.
And the winner of a full manuscript critique is Avery Marsh! Avery, I just resonated with what you wrote, it struck a chord with me. I loved your story, how writing sort of sprung up on your because of your artwork, and how it became a more prominent part of your life. I can't wait to read your material! And though I'm no expert, it's always good to get another pair of eyes on your work. :D
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Send me your stuff!! :D
So congratulations, everyone!! *tosses confetti* And remember, these critiques do NOT have to be from your shelved ms. It can be from any project you want.
Thanks again to everyone!! So many great manuscripts gathering dust, lol. We hope you resurrect them someday and bring them back out to the light of day, they were truly great!
Dust It Off Winners!!
Dust It Off Bloghop Thursday, May 10, 2012
I'm a mother, a Mormon and a musician, and I squee over all things pink and sparkly. I write books about doors that shouldn't be opened and enchanted tears that shouldn't be shed. I'm the proud wife of a farmer, and we live in a dinky Idaho farm town where the chances of getting stuck in tractor-induced traffic jams are highly likely. I believe anything can be made better with a good attitude and maybe a book packed away for those just-in-case times.