Monday, 1 November 2010

Remember, Remember It's NaNo November

There's been something in the air this weekend...and I don't mean NaNo starting today.

Nope, I spent the weekend in bed with the stomach bug from hell. I've pondered the reasons for illness. Maybe it was over-excitement from the query chat, finishing my first draft or getting ready for my first NaNo. But I'm ready, rested-ish and (hopefully) excited to face the task of 50k in a month.

Can you hear my brains seeping out from my ears?

But today there is awesome abound. We have a Mystery Agent contest over at Operation Awesome and, get this, the agent accepts YA/MG and Adult fiction. So head on over and add your one-sentence pitch. There are fifty spots up for grabs and the winner gets to submit their full MS. In case you didn't know, one of the October entrants to the agent contest (who submitted thir query and first five) was offered representation by Mandy Hubbard. Woot!

Keep your eyes peeled for the tweet announcement when the post is live! Good luck.

9 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

Glad you're feeling better. I feel *something* nipping at my heels and hope it doesn't catch me....

Sideline Nano participant here. Starting out at 11000 words...50k is a bit of a stretch, but we'll see how well I do.

Renae said...

So glad you're feeling better! I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

The M.A. Contest is GREEN LIGHT! Everybody hurry over and pitch to our Mystery Agent. There are 39 spots and they're going fast.

Lindsay, I'm so glad you're feeling rested-ish. I hope that ends up being full-blown rested very soon. Nanowrimo needs you. ;) I wrote 1600 words last night and introduced a new character, which was super fun. I'll be online later for an OA Writeathon.

Woot for contests!

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

Yay NaNo! Let it begin!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If only I had something to pitch!

Jen Daiker said...

Excited about NaNo... 8K words down, looking forward to that 50K

Christina Lee said...

I hear it--get going, you! ;-)

Creepy Query Girl said...

oh man, hope you're feeling better! Good luck with NaNo and thanks for the heads up!

Angela Ackerman said...

Good luck to those who enter! :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse