Thursday, June 25, 2009

JP, a writer of the Future, other news, and a giveaway!

So, the big happy news first!  JP, my fiance, is a finalist in the 2d Quarter of Writers of the Future!  This is awesome news and I couldn't be more excited, thrilled, ecstatic, happy for him!  Go JP!!!!!  To celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of Satirica, a collection containing one of JP's short stories.  To win, comment congratulating JP and I'll choose a winner Monday night!

In other news, I turned in my very own short story (which JP has informed me is not short at all seeing as how it's cresting 10k words) and just got line edits back from my editor for The Dead-Tossed Waves.  I also got an invitation to contribute another short story to an anthology and am pondering what to write about next -- anyone have any burning questions about the FHT world they'd like addressed in a short story?

I know I've been totally remiss in recapping the awesome adventures of the Gothic Girls trip to Savannah.  My only excuse is being sick but really it's that I've become addicted to Twitter which has caused my blogging itch to be more satisfied.  Anyone else found that Twitter's caused their blogging to go down a bit?  All of the other Gothic Girls have posted such wonderful recaps of the week that I've had a hard time finding a way to describe it nearly as well as they have!

Also, I have that whole deadline thing again which crimps my time a bit.  But in honor of the Gothic Girls (and my deadline) here's an awesome video that was part of a student's senior project at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Hmmm... stop motion as procrastination eh?


Realm Lovejoy said...

Woo! Must be exciting! Congrats to JP!

Anonymous said...

Yay for JP!!

I entered that contest once or twice and never got anywhere, so I'm impressed.

Parker P

Tez Miller said...

anyone have any burning questions about the FHT world they'd like addressed in a short story?

History of the Sisterhood, please.

Zombie Joe said...

That is worthy of a congratulations! Two authors in one household? And the world did not stop spinning on its axis? ;)

mearek said...

Woohoo! Congrats to JP! That must be so exciting to the both of you!

Also; anyone have any burning questions about the FHT world they'd like addressed in a short story?

Oooo I second the History of the Sisterhood!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations JP!!!!! I have been trying to send this since the post but you know how technically challenged I am (even though I do have a degree in computer science!) I want to win the prize since I don't have a copy of anything JP has written. So be fair even though I am your mother. Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

As for a short story about the FHT, I want to know the history of the sisterhood! Love, Mom

Katterley said...

Sigh...two entries from Mom? I don't stand a chance. ^.^ But I'll comment anyway, just to say "Congrats to JP!!!" Very cool!

I'm with everyone else on the FHT: History of the Sisterhood.

Carrie Ryan said...

Katterley -- I don't think you have to worry about the mom double entry. :)

Also, mom, you do know by virtue of being my mother you get to just ASK me about the history of the sisterhood :)

alisha said...

best wishes with writers of the future JP!!

Okie said...

Congratulations JP and best of luck in future endeavors