Monday, 8 September 2008

The Secret's Out!

My novel is a finalist in the Chicklitwriter's Stiletto contest (Paranormal Chicklit category)!!!!!!

Someone rang me from America to tell me the news but my voicemail cut out part way through the message. Good job they followed it up with an email to confirm the details.

I was sworn to secrecy because some of the other categories hadn't had their scores finalised but a list of finalists has been published on a few blogs now so I think I'm free to talk about it.
Basically I received my two crit sheets back via email a week or so ago and was given until 10th September to edit my MS for final judging (by a US agent and editor). I finally finished the edits this evening and the first 35 pages of my novel are electronically winging their way to the organisers as we speak.
The final results will be announced in November so cross your fingers for me :o)

28 comments:

JJ said...

Wow Cally, more brilliant news. There really is no stopping you. Well done.

DK Green said...

whoo hoo that's fantastic news! Well done :-)

DJ Kirkby said...

Wow congratulations and fingers crossed!

Lane said...

Excellent news !! Everything crossed here too!:-)
Well done m'dear:-)

B said...

Oh my Lord how exciting! Well done. So all the hard work really was worth it :)

Couldn't happen to a nicer person!

Sarah*G* said...

Good luck. I really think you are on a roll. Things usually happen in 3's but how many is this?!
Got everything crossed for you that I can without injuring myself!

Tam said...

Ha ha! I was right!
Well done, well done, WELL DONE!!!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

What wonderful news! My fingers are so crossed they couldn't be crosseder, in fact I think they'll have to be surgically uncrossed in November. I really hope you win, but even if you don't, making the final is a massive achievement in itself.

Bernadette said...

That's great news Cally. Well done - you're a real star!

Caroline said...

I came to you from my new widget. Yay! :)

Fantastic news, again honey! I wonder if I can place a bet on your winning!!!

x

Jumbly Girl said...

That's so brilliant Cally - well done. This novel is going to be HUGE!!!!

L-Plate Author said...

Oh, Cally, that's ace news. I'm so chuffed for you. Just goes to show that your agent has got good taste. Well done. x

Leatherdykeuk said...

How fantastic! Brilliant news!

Helen said...

Well done Cally, that is blimmin' great news!

Pat Posner said...

That's brilliant news, Cally! Congratulations!!! It's great these things are happening sort of at the same time because linked together they work "doubly/trebly" for you.
Got everything crossed for you.

Maddie Moon said...

Woohoo, Cally!!! That's fantastic news.

I'm confused though. Is this the same novel as the one with the agent or a different one?

Either way, very well done!

KayJay said...

Again - FAB! You clever sausage, I'm so pleased for you!

Kate Lord Brown said...

Big congrats - so pleased for you, going from strength to strength. Will keep everything crossed.

Debs said...

Fantastic! I have crossed fingers and toes for you. Well done.

womagwriter said...

Fantastic news! Am so pleased for you, again!

Paige said...

Well done! Fingers crossed for you!

B said...

Yay! also, the blog widget sent me here :)

Calistro said...

Thanks everyone you're all too kind and I'm very touched by your congrats and comments xx

Maddie - it's the first 35 pages of the novel that the agent has. I asked the comp organisers if it was okay that I'd got myself an agent since I subbed my entry. Luckily it was fine *phew!*

HelenMH said...

Brilliant news. Well done.

KAREN said...

What wonderful news! It really is your year, writing wise :o)

Cathy said...

Great news...and Caroline's widget brought me here today too!

Gonna be a writer said...

You're on a roll.
Go Cally!!

SpiralSkies said...

Wow, there's truly no stopping you. Wonderful news, well done you X