The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

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Post by Rachel Ventura » April 6th, 2012, 7:09 pm

CharleeVale wrote:SQUEEEE!!!!

Okay, so this squee requires backstory.

On my recent Spring Break my father unintentionally gave me a fantastic plot idea. I kicked around, wrote a synopsis, and started showing it to my CPs. I also pitched it to my writing group. THEY LOVED IT. The amount of love they showed this book which I haven't even written yet was equal to or greater than the enthusiasm they had for the book I just finished.

Pretty much everyone told me to put my current book aside for later, because it's good, but this is better.

Also, recently, I won a contest for a 30 pg. critique, query critique, and skype call from Meredith Barnes. Well, I had that call today, and she loves it too! She said she thinks the premise is phenomenal, and had some really great criticism on my pages.

I'M JUST SO EXCITED!

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Good for you, Charlee. :) Acronym n00b here -- What's "CP"?

By the way, I finished that first draft I mentioned a few posts above, clocking in at ~52K, which is approximately NaNo length. I started in mid-March and just finished this afternoon. Now I just have to print, set aside for awhile, and edit as necessary. :)

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Post by MattLarkin » April 7th, 2012, 1:13 pm

Rachel Ventura wrote:
Good for you, Charlee. :) Acronym n00b here -- What's "CP"?
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Post by CharleeVale » April 17th, 2012, 12:03 am

More good news!

I just got a position as an Editorial Intern to Libby Murphy at Entangled Publishing! Yay!

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Post by Beethovenfan » April 18th, 2012, 1:24 am

Charlee, that's fantastic! Congratulations!
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Post by Mira » April 18th, 2012, 10:30 am

Charlee, you must be so excited! That's really incredible news! Congratulations!!!! :D

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Post by HillaryJ » April 19th, 2012, 12:50 am

Congratulations, Charlee! That's fantastic.
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Post by Sommer Leigh » April 19th, 2012, 2:20 pm

Congrats Charlie!! That's wonderful
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Post by CharleeVale » April 23rd, 2012, 3:16 am

Ok, I feel like I'm taking over this thread. But, good things happen in threes, do they not?

I just participated in the April Miss Snark's First Victim Secret Agent Contest (It seriously needs a shorter name). I did not win. BUT another agent was trolling the entries and asked for my query and first 5 pages. I should be sending it off tomorrow. I will let you know if anything comes of it!

That SHOULD be all my squee for now.

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Post by Mira » April 23rd, 2012, 10:39 pm

Wow, Charlee, you are on a roll. That is very cool! Good luck! :)

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Post by cheekychook » June 10th, 2012, 3:25 pm

I just found out that my first published erotic romance, Always You, was chosen as a finalist in the Passionate Plume contest. The winner will be announced at the RWA Nationals this summer. This is such a huge contest it's definitely one of those cases where it really is an honor just to be nominated. Squee!!
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Post by Beethovenfan » June 11th, 2012, 12:24 am

Gosh Cheeky! And to think we knew you when. :)
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Post by HillaryJ » June 11th, 2012, 12:57 am

Eee! Congrats, Cheeky!
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Post by Claudie » June 11th, 2012, 1:42 pm

So cool, Cheeky! I really hope you win it, but either way: MAJOR SQUEE!
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Post by CharleeVale » June 11th, 2012, 2:38 pm

An update on the Squee:

The Agent got back to me last week (The day before BEA) and requested a partial! EEE! This is my first request of any kind. My first QUERY of any kind. So I have sent out a bunch of other queries so that I can possibly have options if this agent offers rep. Happy!

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Post by Margo » June 17th, 2012, 1:06 pm

cheekychook wrote:I just found out that my first published erotic romance, Always You, was chosen as a finalist in the Passionate Plume contest. The winner will be announced at the RWA Nationals this summer. This is such a huge contest it's definitely one of those cases where it really is an honor just to be nominated. Squee!!

YAY!!! I loved that book. Pulling for it to win!
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