Monday, January 26, 2009

Marketing Monday

The silence is deafening. Not a word on the publishing front. No news is no news.

I entered the first few pages of Mystic Taxi in the New Mexico RWA chapter's Rebecca contest. The deadline isn't until the end of May, but they're only taking the first 30 entries in each category, so I decided not to put it off or I'm sure I'd forget.

I discovered another fun online contest called Chase the Dream. It's sponsored by Leigh Michaels and Rachelle Chase. Enter the first 1000 words of your novel and Rachelle will pick her favorite as a finalist for the week. It's weekly, so you can enter more than once. The contest will end some time in March, when all the finalist's entries will be put up for vote by readers. The prizes are really great, too. This is definitely a worthwhile contest for writers.

It's a cold, cold day today here in Central Oregon. There's a few inches of fresh snow on the ground, and a clear blue sky above. It's not expected to get above 20. Brrrr...

Tomorrow I'll post another excerpt from Mystic Taxi, and announce whether or not I made it to the next round of Karin Tabke's First Line contest. I think it will be down to 40 out of the initial 100, and lines have added up now to 7 each. It's an interesting contest to follow and root for your faves, though most of my favorites have already been cut. Sniff. We'll know the results some time tonight.


Just_Me said...

I have my fingers crossed for you. I love the sections of Mystic Taxi I've read so far. I'm sure you'll do well!

Merc said...

Fingers crossed for you as well, and thanks for the link to Chase the Dream!