Thursday, April 23, 2009

Posting Blues

It's not that I can't think about what to post. I've been busy with other stuff.


In the last week or so, I've judged 13 contest entries with 14 more to go. Plus I have 17-ish books to read for a published contest.

Not to mention I need to read Judy Duarte's RITA-finaling book, MULBERRY PARK. I can't get past the first page because my kids keep interrupting me, and this isn't a book I want to read in spurts.

As soon as I read it, I'll post a review then do an interview with Judy. She's an amazing woman. God has blessed her with an opportunity to be a light in a dark world.

And since we're talking contests...

I got word this morning that my Victorian finaled in the Duel on the Delta. Kinda cool. In a few days, I'll get my first round scoresheets back and have a day or two to make any changes before sending my entry back to be forwarded to the final round judge.

Not bad.

I need to talk to the FHL board about adding the time to make adjustments for the Touched by Love final round entries.


Debra E Marvin said...

Gina, you may want to consider giving up sleep altogether. That should give you a couple more hours a day to work!

Hey= congratulations on the Duel on the Delta. Seriously, the contest name is cool enough, aye?

I wish you the best on it. I hope you win actually. Yes, that would be great!
I was just checking out the finalist notification dates for a couple contests which shall remain unnamed and I see that 'two days or else' clause. So you're facing that any minute now with the Delta contest, right?

Good practice to work under pressure . . . I guess.

Gina Welborn said...

Deb, you are so right about giving up sleep. Last night I went to bed at 10 after watching LOST. By 12:30, I'd finished two of the pubbed books I'm judging. Liked the first one more than the second.

And I actually read the books. I'm merely a quick reader, and the books were short.

That ol' "two days or else" clause is interesting. The inspy category coordinator for the Delta put my scoresheets in the mail this morning. So I'm guessing I get two days after they arrive. I'm sure they've put an actual date like the 27th as the "or else" date.

I looked over the first 25 pages of that manuscript. I've added a few things (introspection) so unless they don't add to the page limit, I'll have to cut about a page to end on a decent hook.

In the last two hours, I finished two more Genesis entries. Only three more to go and I'm done.

Debra E Marvin said...

My opinion of you has just gone up. If you can do all these things, with five children and understand what in the world is going on in LOST, you must be superwoman.
I missed a show once and have been, dare i say, lost, ever since.

I like to put aside my contest entry and not look at it till the comments come back, so I'll just scramble when and if . . .

Does anyone else get this way? After looking at the first 30 pgs so much you can't really see anything but a blur after the 100th time.

Maybe I need a contest for the SECOND 30 pages next time!

Tina M. Russo said...

Congratulations on Duel.

Now repeat after me. No. No. No.

No is your friend.

Gina Welborn said...

Fortunately I don't have any other contest to judge for once I'm done with the Genesis, FFL, TBL, and ACFW BOTY. Hmm, then again, I might have volunteered to judge in the Molly.

My eyes are crossing.

Yet I'm determined to finish my last three Genesis entries tonight.

I will add that this is my last year to help with the Golden Pen contest. Probably. Helping coordinator two contests is a bit much, and TBL is too dear to my heart to give up.

Then again, I've met some amazing writers working with both contests.