I believe I mentioned in one of my previous posts that I had entered my novel, Walking Shadow, in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, and that it had advanced to the second round. Wellll … as of March 23rd, it has now advanced to the third round! That's right––I am a quarterfinalist! That's the top 250 novels out of 5000! HOLY CRAP!
Several of my amazing, wonderful, and freakishly talented writer friends made it to the second round but not the third round. :( I love you, my ninjas. YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE IT TOO! GRRR! >:(
Anyway … So, a 5000 word excerpt of my book is now available on Kindle. You can download it for your Kindle, and if you don't have a Kindle you can easily download a Kindle application for your computer for free (which is basically just like reading it as a PDF, so you don't need to have a Kindle). My excerpt is free too. If you have an Amazon account, please leave a customer review! I want to know what you guys think. :] Thanks!
Amazon Breakthough Novel Award homepage
Walking Shadow - Excerpt (UPDATE 2/12/11 - This link no longer worky. They took all the excerpts down––however you can still read the excerpt here and see the Publisher's Weekly review here.)
As for how my writing's going … Well, I haven't written much lately. Life has been hectic. I started yet another book––so that makes four at once. This one's called Sky-Fall and it basically involves warfare with giant robots. Fun fun. I'll figure out more of it later.
I've started writing again for the first time in, like, a week or two. So that's good. Write or Die is my hero. Best website ever. If you're a writer, I highly recommend that you check it out, because it really helps me get my writing done. Just be sure to copy/paste the work you do on it, or it'll disappear.
Write or Die
Oh! Another piece of exciting news: Karey Shane (aka KSR Kingsworth), author of Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate and a good friend of mine, randomly selected me to interview Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize and Eternal. Squee! :) So, I will post a link to the interview when it's up on her website. I'm excited!
Alrighty, that's all I've got to say for today. :) Stay tuned!!!