Monday, November 26, 2012

'Tis the season to be in contests, fa la la la la...

La la la -

Wait.  It's not December 1st yet, ya'll. My Grinch flag is going to fly high until then, as I mourn the loss of Halloween and the quick, silent passing of Thanksgiving.

We hardly knew ye.

Once December 1st hits, I'll be all about various winter holidays...

But today is not December 1st.

So, onward to the point of my blog today.  Once the first couple of weeks in December have passed, I'll have news on a few contests fronts!

The first contest to provide me with news (of the good or bad variety) will be the Windy City Chapter fo the Romance Writers of America's Four Seasons Contest.  I entered this contest way back in September, hoping for some good feedback on my YA Sci-Fi annnnnnnnnd I ended up placing in the finals in addition to getting good feedback!

Proof of my unexpectedly awesome surprise can be found right here!!!!!  That page might also be bookmarked under ASTRAL CONTEST DOMINATION TIME.  Not that I'm expecting anything other than being a finalist (but I'm also a competitive person, so...yeah.  There's that.).  As a finalist, I get a certificate.  It's getting framed.  For reals.

They'll announce the winners for that in the first week of December, so my breath will be held ALL. WEEK.

Contest the second is this lovely little thing called Pitch Wars!  I'm submitting applications to three awesome mentors, so fingers crossed someone picks me!  Even if they don't, this might be the most fun I've ever had with filling out an application! :)

And if I do get picked...well...then my mentor might have a new BFF who loves to send chocolate and Starbucks giftcards to people...but that wasn't a bribe or anything :P

The last contest I'm in is kind of a secret.  And it's not really a "contest" - buttttttt my super secretive/slightly superstitious ways won't let me spill any more details.  Let's just say that I really, really hope my odds are in my favor for this one. 

So, are YOU in any contests or will you be?!?  And have you started getting all "Holiday Spirit-y" yet, or are you waiting until it's officially December to start being festive?


  1. I´m in a few contests myself (okay - one) but I´m thinking about that one too
    Hmmm...Thinking :D Anyways: Crossing my fingers for you!

    1. Oh! I was thinking about that one too :)And thanks, Elodie! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you as well!!! :)

  2. Oh, good luck in all of those!

    Allison (Geek Banter)