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Saturday, July 26, 2008

So this looks interesting...

Now if only Sabrina had a brand new opening...

**PERMISSION GRANTED TO FORWARD***

2008 On the Far Side Contest

Got fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal? Then the On the Far Side contest
is for you!!

Welcome dragons, witches, ghosties, vampires, shape shifters, unicorns,
and any creature your imagination can conjure up in a galaxy far far
away, in a time long past, or in your very own backyard.

2007 Contest: 3 manuscripts requested! Two sold so far!

"The FF&P On the Far Side contest is not to be missed. Not only did the
judges provide detailed and actionable feedback that I used to make my
manuscript better, but I sold as a result of my 2007 contest win! I
highly recommend this contest to anyone seriously pursuing a career
writing paranormal romance."

Elissa Wilds

Author of Between Light and Dark, a November 2008 release from
Dorchester Love Spell

Requirements:

* Must be unpublished in full length fiction (40,000+) for the genre
entering/or not published in genre entering for past 5 years
* First 20 pages of manuscript
* OPTIONAL synopsis (New)
* Entry received by DEADLINE: August 8, 2008

Final round judges are acquiring editors and agents of all genres of
paranormal romance. Take this opportunity to get your best work in front of:

* Erotic: Caren Johnson, Caren Johnson Literary Agency
* Romantic Elements: Lois Winston, Ashley Grayson
* Futuristic: Stacy Boyd, Harlequin
* General Paranormal: Erika Tsang, Avon
* Time Travel: Margo Lipschultz Harlequin, Luna
* Fantasy: Deborah Werksman, Sourcebooks
* (New) Young Adult: Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency

Prizes

All finalists receive a certificate and an OTFS finalist website banner
(New).

* Winners of each category receive a check for $20, a pin, an OTFS
winner website banner (New), and a certificate.
* 2nd Place receives a check for $15 and a certificate
* 3rd place receives a check for $10 and a certificate

For details and entry forms, go to http://www.romance-ffp.com/contests.htm.
posted by Lis at 9:49 PM 1 comments

Friday, July 25, 2008

Heatwave!

Its HOT. I mean really, unbearable hot.

It's been nice the last few days but the heat woke me up at 8 o'clock this morning (I'm usually up till 2 or 3 then get up at ten) and I've been hiding near the fans ever since. I did manage to clean up the bookshelf a little, keywords being: a little. Its sad when you start running out of places to stash them. But I found a spot to put the overflow and redid the review pile so most of them are where I can get to easily. :o)

What else is new, apparently threatening your printer with the word RETURN will get it to work. Since the router/modem fried 2 months ago I have been sans printer, well the new one anyway. I've tried installing it literally a dozen times and it wouldn't take, would never find it. Finally dad said if its not taking, its going back since its only a couple months old. I said I'd try it one more time and voila, I now have a (new) printer again.

Let's see what else to talk about. Writing is still ho-hum at the moment. Really at the point where I'd like to work on something new please. Still debating what to do with CS. Maybe it needs to go rest in the desk for another few months or so.
posted by Lis at 12:20 PM 0 comments

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hello out there

I'm trying to be a better blogger this month and hopefully things will slow down enough to let me do that more. It seems like there's a bunch of stuff thrown at me the last while and I'm trying to stumble through it all without losing my mind *g*

So, first up, my good friend Nell is celebrating the release of her latest book, 'Blue Remembered Heels' over on her blog today (http://nelldixonrw.blogspot.com) Swing by and check out her blog party :o)

Second, in the good news department, my Oma is out of the hospital :o) Big YAY!!! Mom talked to her yesterday on the phone and apparently she came home Thursday, just in time for mom's arrival tomorrow afternoon :o) Thursday is oma's 85th birthday so I'm sensing all will be in a celebrating mood *g*

Other than that, keeping busy as always. Comp problems I hope are over for awhile *crosses fingers* so I can try and get back in the swing of things. Try to sort out which writing project to do next and a few other things.
posted by Lis at 5:31 PM 0 comments

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

When It Rains, It Pours

So June was a hellish month. It ended with an email that my 84 yr old Oma was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. Real fun. Love the stress that brought, especially when no one called my mom till a day and a half later to even tell her Oma had been admitted. So dealing with the stress of that hasn't been that great.

Add to that the computer issues keep going on and its not been a fun couple weeks around here.

But just thought I'd update the blog anyway.
posted by Lis at 7:46 PM 1 comments