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mscelina
05-06-2010, 02:20 AM
Just thought I'd drop by and let you guys know that last week at the Romantic Times convention, I participated in Bobbi Smith's Creative Writing Challenge for Advanced Writers. On the first day of the convention, I was named a finalist. On the last day, I was announced as the winner.

I actually had a pageant queen moment--shaking hands to face...the whole nine yards.

Now that I've calmed down a bit, I can relate my fabulous prizes: a manuscript critique from Bobbi Smith (NYT bestselling author and queen of the western romance), my manuscript goes to agent Evan Marshall for possible representation AND I win a copy of all his books, and my manuscript goes to Dorchester Publishing for potential publication. I also got a nice plaque for my wall and a very cute little medal.

Now if I can just figure out how to make "the call" in reverse I'll be doing okay. :)

Soccer Mom
05-06-2010, 02:57 AM
And now it's time to snoopy!

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CACTUSWENDY
05-06-2010, 03:00 AM
W00t! This is super news. Congratz. :evil

Bubastes
05-06-2010, 03:13 AM
EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! That is so awesome!

Time for a banana conga line!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

mscelina
05-06-2010, 07:59 AM
Thanks! I'm still feeling pretty stoked by it. :)

hillaryjacques
05-06-2010, 08:34 AM
Congratulations! How freaking awesome! Pageant queen moment. I'll bet.

mscelina
05-06-2010, 09:41 AM
Thanks! :) My friends were all laughing at me and I don't blame them. If our roles had been reversed, I'd have been laughing at me too.

Seriously though--I made an ass of myself. Oh well--at least I didn't faceplant in front of 2,000 people, which would have been par for the course at that point!

:ROFL:

thethinker42
05-06-2010, 09:47 AM
Nicely done!! :D

kaitie
05-06-2010, 11:06 AM
Way to go!

starryeyedkt
05-06-2010, 12:38 PM
Wow, that's great! Congratulations!!! :hooray:

brainstorm77
05-06-2010, 12:52 PM
Congrats!

mccardey
05-06-2010, 12:56 PM
FanTAStic!!! Well done!!! Congratulations!!!!

Maryn
05-06-2010, 04:42 PM
Seriously cool. I mean, seriously cool. Congratulations! Is the hands-on-face moment on YouTube yet, and if not, why not?

Maryn, who wants to see it

IHeartWriting
05-06-2010, 04:59 PM
Congrats and good luck!!!

Phaeal
05-06-2010, 06:31 PM
Wait, here come the cheerleaders!

:e2cheer: :e2cheer: :e2cheer: :e2cheer: :e2cheer: :e2fight:

Hey, where'd that ninja come from?

CGs!

mscelina
05-06-2010, 06:40 PM
Hah! Not only is that moment not on Youtube, but my camera batteries died and I didn't even get a picture of it.

Neener neener neener.

:D

And thanks!

nighttimer
05-07-2010, 12:48 PM
:Clap: Congratulations, mscelina. :Clap:

KTC
05-07-2010, 01:19 PM
Congrats! That's an awesome accomplishment! And an amazing prize! I love pageant queen moments!

Mike Lynch
05-07-2010, 09:40 PM
Very nice.

Mike

Little1
05-07-2010, 09:50 PM
Vary cool :)

dgrintalis
05-07-2010, 10:02 PM
Congratulations! :snoopy:

nutbird
05-07-2010, 10:05 PM
Well done!! Congrats!

mscelina
05-07-2010, 10:05 PM
Thanks! *blush*

regdog
05-07-2010, 10:51 PM
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astonwest
05-08-2010, 04:43 PM
Very cool! Big time congratulations!!!

mscelina
05-08-2010, 07:19 PM
Thanks! You guys are the best!

Perks
05-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Just thought I'd drop by and let you guys know that last week at the Romantic Times convention, I participated in Bobbi Smith's Creative Writing Challenge for Advanced Writers. On the first day of the convention, I was named a finalist. On the last day, I was announced as the winner.

That's wonderful! Congratulations!

AnonymousWriter
05-14-2010, 12:45 PM
Just saw this now. This is seriously cool! A big congratulations to you! :D

kayleamay
05-14-2010, 04:54 PM
Incredibly cool. I'm sure you were more graceful than you're giving yourself credit for. I would have peed on the stage.

WOOT!