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Saturday, September 22, 2007

How Much Does This Not Suck?

Way back in April I submitted the first 25 pages of my novel manuscript to Genesis, a first-25-pages-of-your-manuscript contest sponsored by the Association of Christian Fiction Writers.

Then in May I got word that I finaled in my category: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Allegory.

Tonight the winners were announced. I took Second Place. (Congrats to Sally Apokedak, the SF/F/A winner.) Two other members of my crit group, Angie Poole and Jennifer Cary, also placed Second in their categories. We got certificates and got to walk across the stage, but we didn't have to make speeches. Second is the new First as far as we're concerned.

Congrats also to fellow Misfit (our crit group is The Misfits) Mich Pendergrass, who has been accepted to next Spring's Pen to Press retreat in New Orleans. And to Heather Goodman who took my author photo (above); it was the highlight of the awards banquet and got a "that's a great photo" comment from Camy Tang, who presented the Genesis Awards.

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6 Snarky Remarks:

Whoo hoo! Major congrats, Chris. You totally deserved it. Of course, I'm sure it was the great photo that gave you the edge.
Blogger Jennifer Tiszai, at 8:28 AM  
Oh, Jenn, you should've heard it--that picture brought the house down. Everyone was so serious, so authorial.

Then there was Chris.

It was awesome.
Blogger Angie Poole, at 9:51 PM  
Whoo-hoo indeed! Congrats to you and your fellow Misfits. (and it is a great photo)
Blogger lindaruth, at 7:38 AM  
I had no doubts that was the right picture for the night. Conga rats dFm. So do we get more ACFW conference highlights for those of us who stayed home?
Blogger Jason, at 11:50 AM  
Congrats! And it really is a great photo. Every editor and agent in the room now knows your face and will remember it!
Camy
Blogger Camy Tang, at 2:16 PM  
Congrats, Chris!
Blogger Valerie Comer, at 6:02 PM  

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