Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Could My Luck be Changing?

First... Hello new followers!  Thanks for signing on to bear witness to my rants and rambles!

So it seems I had a bit of a lucky streak yesterday.  I was floored to find out that I was the winner of not one, but two contests.  First, Katie, aka Creepy Query Girl announced I had won her Freaky French Commercial Contest!  I was totally psyched, seeing as I rarely, RARELY win anything.  The prize is Lisa Derochers Personal Demons, a book I've been wanting to read anyway and had tried to win once before, on Andrea Cremer's blog. 

Alas, it didn't work out.  I wasn't surprised.

So imagine my shock when later that evening, I discovered I was one of the forty winners of L.K. Madigan's Feast of Awesome Giveaway!  I was very moved by Lisa's story and wanted to do whatever I could to honor her, as well as the many people in my life who I mentioned in this post.

Now it also just so happens that this very same evening, I read an interview with an agent who said she doesn't read queries, she jumps right into the sample pages!  That's right, in this interview, Weronika Janczuk actually says those words.  I have begged for agents to do exactly that!  I think my pages are far better than my query, and along comes an agent who doesn't let everything - or anything for that matter - ride on the query.  I can't help but wonder if the universe is trying to tell me something?  Yes... I think I hear it now: 

Don't count on it, kid.

Crap.  But guess what?  I'm going to scramble like hell to get my manuscript in decent shape, and I'm going to try anyway.  Take that, universe!

Let's hope my luck yesterday wasn't a freaky fluke.  Hope you're all feeling lucky today!


  1. and dude, just how friggin awesome is it to actually a win a book? just yesterday i won john belushi is dead by kathy charles--and that too on facebook--and i shouted so loudly out of excitement that my cousins were seriously alarmed. hehe :D

  2. congrats again! Make sure to email me (link is available on my profile!) so I can send it to you!

  3. Katie- I e-mailed you yesterday but I'll send it again in case it didn't go through. Thanks!

    Aleeza- it's awesome to win anything! I'm normally psyched that I get books 60% off through my job, but getting them free is even better!

  4. Hahaha, I never win anything, I just quit entering. :) I think it makes sense to go straight to first pages, too...hopefully your luck is changing!