Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Yes, I screamed...

If your windows rattled from an ear-splitting WHOO HOO from Kentucky, I admit it.  It was me.  I was so thrilled when I received the news, my happiness exploded.

Out of five hundred entries in the Kensington Brava / Romantic Times "Writing with the Stars" contest, I'M ONE OF THE TEN FINALISTS! At first, I couldn't breathe and I have to confess my heart still revs up a notch when I replay the editor's call in my head. 

The contest will be launched in their November issue where our intros and photos will appear.  Then my paranormal romance, Eternity's Mark will compete in five rounds of competition starting with the December issue of Romantic Times.

The winner will be announced at the Romantic Times convention and in their May issue.  This could mean a publishing contract for Eternity's Mark if the judges like it and if the readers show their approval with a supportive vote.

I just have to remember to breathe...

35 comments:

  1. That's excellent news, Maeve! Big congrats! Will keep my fingers crossed for you!

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  2. Ohmigosh!!! That is beyond awesome, Maeve! Best wishes to win!!!!

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  3. Congrats! That is awesome. Can we vote?

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  4. Incredible news! Huge congratulations! Make sure to celebrate!

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  5. Yes, yes, YES!!!! Remember to breathe! I am soooo happy and excited for you, my friend. I'll be praying for a win, but what an accomplishment to be in the top 10! Way to go!

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  6. Thank you all for the wonderful support! And yes, Gale, starting in December...I'll need EVERYONE'S vote. :)

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  7. Congratulations Maeve! That's wonderful news!!!

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  8. Absolutely fantastic news! Congratulations.

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  9. I was wondering what that sound was! How awesome, Maeve. Congratulations!

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  10. Haha, I heard that!!!

    Woo-hoo, Maeve. Huge congratulations!!!! You completely deserve it.

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  11. So great! We'll be rooting for you!

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  12. Some phone calls are worth receiving, aren't they!!!! So happy for you and hope that you get another call with a big contract included.

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  13. LOL! Absolutely! It's been a LONG time since I was that thrilled for my cell phone to vibrate across my desk. And I so appreciate everyone's kind words. :-)

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  14. WOW!!! Congrats Maeve! THat's awesome. I get RT and can't wait to see your intro! Good luck in the final round :-)

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  15. Congratulations!!! Best of luck in the finals!

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  16. Oh, Maeve, that is so wonderful. Congrats, lady! AJ

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  17. Congratulations, Maeve, and all my wishes you make it! :)

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  18. I heard you!!!
    Congratulations! Good luck!

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  19. That's fantastic news, Maeve! Congratulations!

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  20. That's awesome news! Congratulations!

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  21. Awesome! I'm so excited for you. You must be on cloud nine.

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  22. Wonderful, Maeve! I'm sooooo happy for you. Please keep me informed.

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  23. Congrats, Maeve! Good luck in the finals.

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  24. Oh Mauve, Absolutely sensational news! I have only known you for a short time, however, you have demonstrated both great writing skill and genuine friendship. Kudos to you! I trust the judging panel makes the - right choice - and awards you!

    Best, Stuart :)

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  25. Congrats! That's definitely scream-worthy news!!! Best wishes on the contest.

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  26. I am sooo happy for you! Congratulations!

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  27. Maeve, how wonderful. I'd like to add my congrats to the rest. Good luck with the competition.

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  28. Gigantic Congratulations to you, Maeve!!!!!!

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  29. VERY best of luck, Maeve! You certainly deserve the honor. I'll have my fingers, toes and eyeballs crossed for you!
    ~Donna

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