Saturday, March 27, 2010

Success! ^_^

HELLO THERE! :)

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!

LINKAGE TIME!

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!!!

14 comments:

  1. Your ninjas? Lol.

    Don't worry. We love you. I've read your excerpt of Walking Shadow but I'll read it again if you want.

    I've never read any of those books by those authors, but that's still cool. As her if she knows an agent. Lol.

    -Amy (Marisol)

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  2. I enjoy being your ninja.

    Anyways.

    ZOMG! BRIGID! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! I'VE SAID THIS A MILLION TIMES BUT I'LL SAY IT AGAIN! YOU ROCK! *huggle*

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  3. Thanks Amy. :) Well, you don't have to read it again. But if you have an Amazon account, if you could leave a customer review that would make me happy. :D haha

    and SELLAAAA!!! I MISS YOU! *hugs back* THANK YOU! YOU ROCK TOO!!!!! AND DID I MENTION I MISS YOU???!!

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  4. Wow ... I haven't checked Blogger in forever. Sorry. :S
    but ...
    congratulations!!!!!!!!! :)

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  5. Congrates! When do you find out if you went on to the next level? Again, that's wonderful. I read the excerpt online-- it was very great, actualy!!!!
    Grrr. I have no real followers! No one reads or comments MY blog. How do you do it, Bridge?

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  6. Hi Alex. :) Actually, I already found out about the semifinals––I got in! I am totally excited. I got a great review from Publishers Weekly. And I also have an agent potentially interested in my book. I need to write a post about this, of course. :D Thanks for reading my excerpt! glad you liked it. :]
    Aww, I'm sorry! I will check our your blog. lol. Thanks for commenting!

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  7. I got your comment and I'll reply on my blog. Thanks for checking it out and congrates AGAIN! How many books are in the comp with you now?!
    Yes, please post ASAP! :)

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  8. Sure thing! and thanks :) What do you mean––How many books have I written? XD
    Yes, I'll try to post soon. I'm going crazy with the end of the school year and all, but I'll get to it. :D

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  9. Well, I meant how many books were in the contgest with you now? But I'd also like to know how many books you've writen, so yes.
    School is over for me and I have two blog topics floating in my head, just no one to write them for. :(

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  10. Ohh when you said "comp" I thought you meant "computer". Derrr sorry––ahh, brunette version of a blonde moment, whatever that's called. :D Well, I made it to the top 100 books (out of 10,000). Pretty dang awesome. I've written six books, but I'd say only, like, three of them have any potential. lol :D
    Agh, I am jealous. I still have this week and another week left. x_x haha I want to blog more too, except I have about 9080984954 things to do before I have enough free time. XD

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  11. Keep us updated!!! I love your writing! Hope you do well in the contests, Brigid!!! :D
    p.s. I want to be a ninja! :)

    p.s.s. I case you are wondering who this random person commenting on your blog is, I'm one of your friends on Goodreads. :DD

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  12. I will, in fact I am going to update RIGHT NOW since I have nothing better to do … actually I should finish writing my book but oh wellll. I'll do this instead. I actually have a lot to say. meep. Thanks! The contest is over but I will talk about that in my new post. :)

    p.s. You shall be a ninja when you are ready, grasshopper. :)

    p.s.s. Haha, I figured. Thanks for commenting! ;)

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  13. btw I mentioned in this post that I was going to do an interview with Cynthia Leitich Smith and never posted the link, so HERE IT IS: http://kingworth.typepad.com/karey_shane/2010/03/cynthia-leitich-smith-interview-by-brigid.html

    I'll also add it into the post. ;)

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