Monday, February 9, 2009

I did it!!

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Thank you so much to those of you who took the time yesterday to stop by and wish me well in my endeavor. I am happy to report that I did finish and submit my work at approximately 9pmCT.. with just 2 hours to spare!

Now, this is a contest with up to 10,000 entries.. so I don't really expect anything to come of it (that coming from the one person who has actually read my entire manuscript..), but I still look at it as a very big accomplishment to have even entered it. The fact that I entered it shows that my manuscript is indeed finished, I have my first pitch written (this is a letter to potential publishers to 'sell' the book, it is crucial in getting published), and I have something to work with! A finished piece of work that I can take with me to agents and publishers.

Being someone with much desire and little confidence, you all have been the greatest contributors to my success. If it were not for all the feedback I have received here from all of you on my stories, I probably wouldn't have bothered with all of this. So, thank you. I look forward to hearing what all of you think of my book!

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And if any of you have any clever ideas for a pen name.. I'd love to hear them.

13 comments:

Neil said...

Congrats. That is some achievement!

Kat said...

No pen name. Take credit for all your awesome work.

Kurt N. said...

Yay, congrats! You have so much more writing/editing resolve than I've ever had!

Pen name? Hmm. How about Molly Claymore? ;) (Don't ask how I came up with that).

Irish Gumbo said...

WHHHHHOOOOOOOOO-HHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Did you hear that? I hope so. This is AWESOMESAUCE! as the Internets sez. Super, m'lady! I bow to you in your sense of mission!

(banging shield with sword) Salute!

I'll get to work on that pen name :)

The Mister said...

Iglesia P. Madre (Church P(unk) Mom)

Good on ya girl!

ChurchPunkMom said...

Neil: Thank you! :)

Kat: I have considered not using one.. but feel it might be best to do so. ;)

Kurt: Molly Claymore? Hm.. I kinda like that..

IG: I did hear it! and thank you.. it still feels a bit surreal.. I never imagined even making it this far! Yes, do get on that pen name.. I'd love to hear your ideas. :)

Mister: very clever. ;) Thank you.. you were one of my first commenters that I 'didn't know', and you've been a loyal reader. You are golden, my friend.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Congratulations that's a huge accomplishment! And you even had time to show me your titties in the process! That is true talent! ;)

ChurchPunkMom said...

You see?? You see how special I am?? I'm just amazing.. :P

Mama Dawg said...

Yay you! And all my pen name suggestions would be too....suggestive.

Amy said...

I have read some of it and know just how awesome it is so rock my socks lady why a pen name? I can ask dave he is really good at that stuff.

Teri said...

HOoray! Congratz!
Good for you! You did it! HOoray!

Do your pornstar name: name of first (female) pet you ever had that you named yourself + name of first street you lived on that isn't a number.

Mine is Sylvia Rosemont.

AravisGirl said...

Congratulations! And I really should start thinking about pitches....

Pen name? Hmm... Alyssa Baccher!

Personally, I'm thinking about going with S.D. Chrismon.

ChurchPunkMom said...

For those who asked, one of the advantages to publishing under a pen name is that if your real last name starts with a letter in the second half of the alphabet, you can give yourself one starting in the first half so that your book is more 'eye-level' in the store.

For the contest, my pen name is set as 'Megan Connors' - but I may change that.. if they let me. Not sure.

 
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