I’m a top-10 finalist in the “Like a Virgin” contest! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the list last night at 3am! lol
This is a huge deal for me. Ever since I began querying (which has only been about 8 agents so far), it’s been all rejections. That’s totally to be expected and I know both my query letter and my MS still need a lot of work so I wasn’t in the mindset that I could be a finalist. But I am!
It gives me a lot of fuel to go forward. Unfortunately, I’m in the middle of moving to Denver right now, so I will have minimal time to rewrite my MS before the agents could potentially see it. I feel good about it, but I also know it still needs a lot of work. For now, I’m going to focus on rewriting the query letter. I’m not touching my opening lines as all the reviews I received on those were positive! FINALLY! I have an opening that captivates the reader.
Now, if I can just get the rest of the book to do the same, lol.
Congrats to all the other finalists, and to everyone who didn’t make it in, please keep going! You’re all amazingly talented and I know you guys will do great things in your career.
I’m packing for Denver! :)