Thursday, January 20, 2011

In Which I'm Honorably Mentioned

As the title suggests, I snagged an Honorable Mention in The Sharp Angle's contest fittingly titled "The Awesome".

The contest involved sending in the first 500 words of your novel and Lydia would pick the one which had the most potential as a grand prize winner (props to Anne over at Piedmont Writer for first attracting my attention to the contest).

She had something, like, 83 entrants. Which is a lot.

The best part about "The Awesome" is that everyone who entered got a critique on their entry.

I've been in a bit of a worry mood the last week or so. I don't know why, I've just been stressing over my beginning of Glimpse. So when I got the critique (which was pretty glowing) and then snagged an Honorable mention, well it really helped turn my attitude around.

Leave it to the writing blog community to turn my frown upside down.

27 comments:

Devin Bond said...

Congratulations, Sarah! You definitely deserve it. Honorable mention is probably the best ego boost you could get outside being first place! :)

Summer Frey said...

Hey, that's great! Congratulations. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

That was an awesome contest. Congratulations. I know, Lydia's critique on mine was amazing. She pointed out stuff I had no idea I was missing.

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Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS!!!

Plus, you wouldn't want me to break out in song....Sarah Smiiiile♪♫•*¨*•. go all H & O's on yo ass, right. I like smiling, happy Sarah. :)

Huggles,
Lola

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Devin - thanks! It definitely made my day

Summer - thanks! i was just glad to get the critique

Anne - it was a great contest! I can't believe she read so many entries

Lola - HAH! I had a friend in elementary school who'd sing that. And huggles right back at ya.

Jessica Lei said...

Very many congratulations! :)

Suzi McGowen said...

Congratulations! I hope it gives you the energy burst you need to get it out into the world :)

yokohamamama said...

Yay! Of course, we all know how awesome you are, but it's nice to have it confirmed from time to time :-))

DL Hammons said...

SNAP!!! Kudo's to you, and a pat on the back for Lydia for doing that. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's awesome!
You were also featured on Pk's blog yesterday.

Katie Anderson said...

That's really exciting - congrats!

Lydia Sharp said...

Sarah, I'm *still* in love with your story. Please let me know when it gets published. :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Thanks everyone!

Lydia - LOL oh i'll be sure to let EVERYONE know!

Hannah Kincade said...

What's with James Van Derbeek lately?? I've been seeing him all over and Dawson's weirding me out!

Oh, yeah. Congratulations!! Was there ever any doubt? :D

Matthew Rush said...

Congrats! That's awesome. I see you're checking out Alan Wake. The story in that game is so cool.

And how did you get that GIF to work on your blog? I can never get GIFs to work.

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats! Hey, I like your smily-frowny guy.

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Hannah - he's been on fire lately with the hilarity

Matt - it depends. The LOL cats come with an embed code - otherwise you have to use the img src" " / html code, with the address to the direct link in between the quotations. Usually i right click on a gif and choose "save to favorites". Then i click on the favorites link and it brings me right to the address for the gif.
Let me know if that makes no sense to you.

Catherine - thanks!

Deborah Burns said...

Congrats on the honorable mention! Will we get to see a snipet of your writing? (Or did I miss something?)

P.S. LOVE the steampunk writers hat!

Caroline said...

Congratulations!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Congrats to you!!! It's always great to hear writerly praise from someone else! :D

Al said...

Congratulations!
In a comp like that an honourable mention is fabulous!

Holly Ruggiero said...

That's great. A nice boost!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Deborah - there's still a few snippets from the same novel posted last week for a few blogfests, but i can't post too much online or it could interfere with the hopeful publishing

Caroline - thanks!

Dangerous - thanks! It is nice to be praised by someone who knows what they're talking about

Al - thanks! I was super happy with it

Holly - thanks and yes it is, right when i needed one

Rebecca T. said...

YAY! Happy news! You totally deserve it. Can't wait until you snag that agent and hit the bestseller list :D

KodasTotems said...

Sarah, you most definitely deserve the Awesome Award. Everything you write sucks me RIGHT in. No frowns for you, ever again! :)

Teebore said...

Holy hell, that's awesome! Congrats! Way to go!

PS The Beek seems to have fallen on hard times...

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