Saturday, January 22, 2011

Two Great Opportunities

First of all, thank you for all your words of congratulations! We are feeling so blessed by our little blessing, Naomi. She's been a wonderfully calm baby so far -- sleeping, eating, pooping. Everything a newborn is supposed to do.

Even though I'm mostly out of the loop these days (*yawn*), I discovered these two opportunities for writers and wanted to make sure you all knew about them:

1) You can win a free substantive edit of a YA or MG novel by Dear Editor's Deborah Halverson to celebrate her book Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies. Click here for a list of rules and more details. You have until Jan 31 to enter. (And, by the way, I briefly met Deborah at the SCBWI conference in LA and attended her workshop. She is amazing. Not only is she an award-winning novelist, but she worked as an editor for many years and her advice was so practical. If you write YA or MG and have a completed novel, don't miss this opportunity!)

2) For all you picture book writers, there's a Picture Book Marathon starting Feb 1. It's basically a Nanowrimo for picture book writers. Click here for more details. Sounds fun. I wish I had the time to participate. Let me know if you decide to.

12 comments:

  1. I just emailed/signed up for the picture book marathon. I needed a kick in the bootie to get started and I think this will do it! Thanks for posting Amy!

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  2. Belated congrats! Your daughter is beautiful. Good luck, and thanks for sharing the links.

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  3. Naomi is a beautiful name. Congrats, and thank you for not naming her something stupid like Apple or Trixi :)

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  4. Thanks, Amy! I need to switch to PC to read the editing contest post. Can't scroll in a flash window on my iPad....

    Glad your little one is doing so well!

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  5. I was so happy to hear the news about Naomi - congrats again! And thanks for the heads-ups, these are some awesome opportunities!

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  6. Congratulations and welcome to Naomi. Thank you for including these links. I took part in the Picture Book Nanowrimo last year and may do it again this year. It was fun and a useful kick start for a few ideas that had been hanging around.

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  7. Oh, I'm so glad you posted about the picture book contest. I forgot to post about it this week. I'll just post this blog next Thursday. ;)

    Glad to hear all is going well. Have been thinking about you all!

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  8. Thanks for the heads up on the contest, Amy. Enjoy your new little one:) I love the name Naomi.

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  9. Glad to hear that Naomi's doing well :)

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  10. Those both sound great, but Star Swans is too long right now, and I'm immersed in a first draft. Thanks for the info, Amy!

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  11. OMGoodness you are blogging!!!!!! You are a rock star! Thanks for the heads up on the pb marathon... I'm heading over to check it out! Take care of yourself, Amy!

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