Good news! DYING TO REMEMBER made it into the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Contest first round.
I wasn't worried about this one...entered early and my novel avoided their list of "don'ts" (is that a word? is now).
The official word came in tonight, though, and that's nice to have because the grand prize is a whopper: a $25,000 advance (non-refundable), a contract with a top publisher, and tons of publicity from Amazon.
My critique partner, K.B. Wagers, entered a novel and it was accepted into the first round as well so Congratulatons K.B.!!
The semi-finalists will be determined after read-throughs by publishers and other book reviewers and semi-finalists will be notified by (which means smack on the date of) January 15th, 2008.
Nothing to do now but wait to hear from them, finish Alexa and send it out, and work on the sequel to DYING TO REMEMBER.
Any suggestions on a great title using the word "fate" in it somewhere? ;)