Tuesday, June 13, 2006


It's late and I decided to blog despite not having an idea of what to blog about. Which is probably a good indication that 1. I shouldn't be blogging and 2. There will probably be a picture at the end. I just can't help myself.

I forced... I mean coerced... I mean persuaded my cp to enter a writing contest. It's Romance junkies 2006 writing contest. She was reluctant, but I didn't want to do it alone and I got her to see the light of day. Plus, it's good for her. She hasn't entered a contest before. Thanks, Cole!

Anyway, I encourage everyone to take a look. They've had a small technical snafu so the first batch of entries aren't up yet. But if you're at all interested, you should enter. You're supposed to change the name of the work and your name, to protect the names of the innocent... I mean so that it won't be a popularity contest. Which is probably good. Because I don't know that I would hold much ground in one :-).

But if you don't want to enter, you should check out the entries and vote. Each Monday (once they start posting them) a new batch of entries will go up. Readers vote on their favorite. The first round runs through September. When the readers have picked their favorites, those go on to be judged by a panel and the top three from there go on to be judged by Kara Cesare of Penguin (Signet/NAL).

Last year's winning entry was co-authored by Michelle Styles and Kate Allen. And it sold!

So take a look and vote vote vote!

Ok, that post had a small semblance of reasoning. And since I don't want to overload you all with yet another picture. I have been sharing quite a bit lately and I don't want anyone to become faint of heart, I'll skip the picture. This time.

So, anyone enter the Romance Junkies contest before? Anyone going to enter this year?



Michelle said...

I entered! :) I'd love an Alphasmart. Of course, they haven't gotten any entries up yet.

Nicole Reising said...

*BIG GRIN* Love your post today April! I see your passing the 'contest' bug! Way to go! I keep looking to see if their posting the entires yet... but...

MAN why does everything in my life right now require 'patience'!!!!!!

Ok, I'm being patient. I am! :-)

Emma Sinclair said...

Good luck with the contest!

I'll have to go procrastinate - I mean read them and vote - once they're posted!

Karen Erickson said...

I'd like to enter, but it asked that the first chapter be PG13 and I realized that my first chapter is NOT PG13. Well, it's not TOO TOO scandalous but there's a hot kissing scene at the end that might be a little too R rated.

I might be able to rustle up another first chapter....

I can't wait to read the entries, though!

ps - check out my comments on my last blog April cos I answered your question...

Stacy Dawn said...

I did too!

The memo has been up for at least two weeks now even though it says the posts will be up 'next week'...hoping they get it fixed soon.

MaryF said...

I entered last year and had two titles in the top ten!

April said...

Glad to hear Cole & I aren't the only people stepping out on the line. I'll admit that the anonimity helps :-). Good luck, Michelle, Cole, & Stacy!

LOL, Karen! That caught me too. But then I realized I was safe because chapter 2 was the R rated chapter :-)

That's awesome, Mary!