Friday, July 13, 2012

Christmas In July?



I woke up to an unexpected surprise this morning. I'm honored to be one of the 30 chosen out of the 351 entries for Michelle Krys and Ruth Lauren Steven's Christmas in July contest!

Ruth, I'm delighted to be one of your 15. Go #TeamRuth! ;)

Earlier this week, each of the entries emailed their query and first 500 words to Ruth and Michelle. Then they "fought" over which projects they wanted to showcase next week.

Our entries will go live on July 18th, and then the awesome line up of agents will request which stories pique interest. So kind of these agents to participate. It's always nice to have opportunities to show your work.


Here were the stats:

Total entries: 351
Adult: 96 (of which 2 were NA)
YA: 201
MG: 38
PB: 16

So fun!

Thank you, Michelle and Ruth for the opportunity!

Speaking of Christmas in July, any of you have any unexpected surprises?


Red. Head. Out. :D

52 comments:

  1. Fun! And super congratulations. Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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  2. Awesome news. Congrats!

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  3. That's fantastic news! Congrats!

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  4. That's great! You'll have to keep us in the loop for how it all goes from here on out :)

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  5. Go Morgan! That is amazing. Best of luck!

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    1. Oh, and to add to the festivities, I've bestowed a couple of awards on you over on my blog :)

      http://laurenwaters.net/2012/07/13/sisterly-award-love/

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  6. Congrats, Morgan, and good luck!

    ...haven't experienced any Christmas in July yet, but it would be lovely if I did. :)

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  7. Congrats girl, you so deserve this! Can't wait to read your killer entry. I'll be rooting for ya :)

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  8. Congratulations girl! Good luck with the rest and can't wait to read it!

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  9. Congratulations, Morgan!! That's awesome!!:D

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  10. Eeeee, congrats again, Morg! This is so fab, your story is the BEST!!! :D

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  11. This is so awesome Morgs! Can't wait to hear how it goes :)

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  12. Contrats, Morgan! *confeti rain*

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  13. WOW!!! Congrats Morgie! Doesn't surprise me at all though. You're awesome!

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  14. Yeah Yeah Yeah! You rock Ms. Moogan! PS Beckee was telling me about your current WIP (don't I sound like a writer hee hee) and I have a book titled "Dance Me A Story: 12 Tales from the Classic Ballets" Basically the story lines of 12 classical ballets. If it will help, its yours for the borrowing. :) Love to stalk/read your blog!

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  15. Oh! Celebration!!!! Let's have a party, yeah??? I'll bring the boob slaps :D

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    1. I can always count on you for a laugh! Thanks:) can I get a butt slap for an honorable mention?

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  16. Congrats!!!! Yippee!!!! I cannot wait for everyone to brawl over yours. :)

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  17. CONGRATS!!!! This is awesome news :) Have a lot of fun, and good luck :)

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  18. Way to go Morgan!

    Very cool indeed. What a great way to get some exposure with agents taking a gander at your work.

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  19. Congratulations, Morgan! That's super!

    Aah- July is turning out to be fantastic for so many! Who knew so many pressies would arrive in July! ;)

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  20. That's awesome! Congratulations! :) Good luck.

    No unexpected surprises for me unless the air-conditioning fairy visits tonight with a new unit! =P

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  21. Congrats on having a great query and first 500. That must feel good. I got a new job this week, at the same company, but it will be way less stressful and have WAY less chance of being a lay-off situation, so yay.

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  22. Dude! This is so flipp'n awesome. Congrats.

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  23. Congrats! It's so nice to get a gold star every once in a while.
    My unexpected surprise is the my husband wants to spring for a hotel room for my conference this month. That means no 2 hour each way commute! I've also been released from physical therapy. I'll find out next week if my doctor is going to let me wear heels yet or not.

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  24. No surprise you were chosen Morg ;) Congrats!!! WELL deserved

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  25. Morgan, what great news! I hope you go all the way, you deserve to! (I like the new look Blog)

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  26. Congrats, Morgan! This sounds like a great opportunity. Best of luck! :)

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  27. Look at you go :)

    Super happy for you and go Team Ruth:)

    What a cool way of banishing the Friday the 13th blues.... awesome ;)

    You. Are. A. Writer. :)

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  28. Congrats, Morgan. It IS like Christmas to get chosen. :)

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  29. Congratulations and good luck! :)

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  30. Winning the first round was only the stocking hanging above the fireplace. Here's hoping you find the BIG gift under the tree next week:) Congratulations!!!

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  31. Congrat! to you. And nothing for me yet that is out of the oridinary. But the Month's only half over.

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  32. That is sooooo awesome!!! I hope you win :) :)

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  33. Congrats! I'm so excited for you.

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  34. Congrats! Very exciting. I'll raise a toast to your continued success! :D

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  35. Excellent! I'm happy for you. Congratulations and Good luck!! (~.~)

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  36. Boo-yah!!! Congrats to you, and good luck! :)

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  37. Congrats ! Now following you to follow your success!

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  38. Congratulations, Morgan! I can't wait to see your entry on Ruth's site (I love Ruth's blog-- she's so much fun to follow. And her agent is really sweet, as well.) Good luck!!!!

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  39. Yay congratulations!! And, don't judge me here, but I may have just started humming "Christmas time is here" from Charlie Brown :D

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  40. I'm not terribly surprised, because I know your stuff is amazing. Here's to being swept up by an awesome agent. :)

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  41. Yay, and Congratulations!!!! That is such awesome news!!

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  42. Congratulations! Love the new blog look, BTW.

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  43. YOU ARE SO GOING TO WIN!!! Go RED GO RED! *cheering

    You have my permission to prepare your acceptance speech now :)

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  44. Congrats!!!! And good luck!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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