While I was running around, though, I noticed so many things I've given thought to blogging about:
Catch Phrase"--girls against guys. The guys guessed the correct answer of "chrome" with my husband's nebulous hint of "the opposite of black." I could only come to the conclusion that Men are Borg, because how else would they all go *there* with that hint????
Compton Crook is an award that is not just given to those who enter themselves or are nominated by others, and there is no entry fee (so I'd assume there are a lot of entrants), and the prize for winning is pretty dang spiffy, and I was so taken aback initially I wrote to the contest coordinator to make sure someone hadn't used her name to prank me! But yes, they *found* Finding Angel on their own. And now she's a finalist. I wish I knew how many finalists there are, and out of how many entrants. My research hasn't proven terribly helpful, although the few places I've found that list finalists from past years show only a handful. This leads me to believe I need to feel crazy honored to have made it this far!!!
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1 The heavens declare the glory of God;This is a really special verse for me because it is where the inspiration for one of my Finding Angel characters came from. Kalek is Elven, but you won't always notice his pointed ears through the mass of long, curly hair. Not too many Elven have tattoos like he does either, or wear leather, or play an electric guitar (without electricity). But even more unique, his music gives voice to the stars' declarations referenced in this verse. He is My Favorite Character in Finding Angel, even though he doesn't get a tremendous amount of screen time. He gets a bit more in the upcoming Seeking Unseen, and will have even more spotlight time in the third book (which at this point is only at the very beginning stages of being plotted out).
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice[b] goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
All right, that last isn't really part of the "weekend" but it still struck me so I included it. And obviously I'm not going to blog about these things individually now. That's okay. My days should be slowing down over the next couple of weeks, so I should be able to come up with more topics. Even though I'll be deep in the editing mire...
Ditto the men are Borg! It's no fun playing games like that with guys.
You should have seen the looks exchanged by the women when the men were answering some of the questions. :)
So when are the winners announced for Compton Crook? Best of luck!
Thanks, Caprice!! The email I got said the winner will be sent an email on the 17th (tomorrow). So, I suppose if I get none, then I know I haven't won. Not exactly holding my breath. Wishing--hard. But not necessarily expecting.
I just would LOVE to know the numbers. How many books were entered, and of that how many made finalist? Was I in the top 50%? 10%? 2%? Yes, it does make a difference to me, but no matter what I am honored.
What a fun and exciting weekend! I miss playing board games...haven't had anyone to play with since moving out here. That's awesome news about your book. Congrats!
Ralene, Catch Phrase is awesome. It's this little hand-held thing--no board, no pieces. It just gives you words/phrases and you have to give clues for others to guess them. A friend and I discovered the game a couple of years ago at a sf/f/g con :). It is too fun!
And thank you!
Fantastic news!!! Congratulations and holding my breath until I hear from you tomorrow:) Wish you'd called me at work to let me know you're a finalist - it would have made my day. So proud of you, happy you're being so successful, and love you!
Hah--I haven't even told Jeff. I know I'm likely not going to win, but it was SO close to the day they tell the winner, I was going to keep quiet :). But I figure, it's something I need to put down as a credential.
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