Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Contest Finalist

WooHoo! I'm soooo excited right now!! In January, Harlequin Romance author - Donna Alward, presented an incredible opportunity to unpubbed writers. She was accepting pitches for a contest in which the prize was -- she would donate her time and expertise for a three chapter critique and be a mentor for an entire year. I didn't think I had a chance. Especially after she posted that she'd received 48 entires.

Well...you guessed it. I'm one of the five finalists. I've talked with her a few times on the eHarlequin forum, but hadn't had a chance to really know her. She's so sweet and sincerely offers her support and encouragement to other writers on the HQ threads. I had the chance to chat with her when she notified me about the finalist notification...she's so cool. I love her writing style so this is an incredible honor for me. The next phase of the contest is for the five finalists to submit their first chapter.

WooHoo.

See ya! Have a great day!! I've got a little tweaking to do on my chapter before I submit.

9 comments:

Patricia W. said...

Congratulations, Chelle! Donna is sweet and I enjoy her books. It would be great for you to win.

Bella said...

Wow, Chelle, wonderful news. By the way, I loved your first chapter, the opening paragraph draws a reader in right away. Is that the one you're sending her?

Bella

Jennifer Shirk said...

Woo-hoo! This may be a sign, girl!
Get that puppy ready! :)

Stephanie said...

WOOOOT! Can't wait to see how it goes!

Chelle Sandell said...

Patricia ~ She is so sweet and helpful at eHQ with the unpubbed writers.

Bella ~ Thank you!! Yep. I need to make a few changes but I'm going to try to send it soon.

Jennifer ~ I really needed this right now. I was getting a little frustrated and sick of this story. As if you couldn't tell. ROFL!

Steph ~ I'm so excited. I don't want to get my hopes up though...I haven't seen the other pitches yet but I'm sure they rock.

Chicki said...

Great news! I'm glad this win came at a time when you needed the encouragement.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Congrats, Chelle! I am so excited for you!

Angela Jefferson said...

Wonderful news, Chelle! I'm jealous! LOL

Chelle Sandell said...

Thanks, guys!! I definitely needed this boost right now! I really hope she likes my chapter.