Monday, December 01, 2008

Good News!!!

"The test of any man's character is how he takes praise." ~Anonymous

You'll notice my word count for Entwined isn't much changed from yesterday's number, since I spent most of the weekend working on Summer's Song. Still, any progress is progress, right?

The exciting news for the day, though, is that One Night in Memphis is an EPPIE finalist! For those not in the know, EPIC (Electronically Published Internet Connection) is a network/support group for ebook authors, and each year they sponsor the EPPIE awards, in a variety of categories. Contemporary Romance had 60+ entries this year, so for my book to be one of five finalists is a huge accomplishment. I'm thrilled!

I'm even more thrilled because the story has - get this - two kisses in it. No sex, no even-close-to-bedroom scenes, because there's a whole lot of action and it only takes place over one night, after all. But in this time when erotic romance has been cornering the market, it's reassuring to know that romance novels without sex do in fact still please readers.

So...now I have to decide if I'm going to the conference/awards ceremony in March - it's in Las Vegas. Hey, it's a tax write-off, right?

Current Word Count for Entwined: 16,221

Yesterday's Fave Sentence: She has nothing but the heart she gave him, and that, of course, is gone now too.

11 comments:

Dru said...

That is great news on being an EPPIE finalist. Las Vegas sounds like fun.

Your sentence is very intriguing.

Have a good Monday!

MaryF said...

WOOT!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Marianne Arkins said...

Yay YOU!!!!

That's awesome :-)

Mom said...

Congratulations!! That's great Monday morning news!

Charity said...

Congrats! What terrific news! Enjoy--especially if you decide to go to Las Vegas.

Sarita Leone said...

Big congrats Allie! Good for you! :)

Diane Craver said...

Congrats on being an EPPIE finalist. I loved One Night in Memphis so not surprised - it's an awesome book.

Liz said...

Wow - this is super news! And who knows maybe an idea for a One Night in Las Vegas novel will come up.

Liza said...

Congrats Allie! I loved One Night in Memphis.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Awesome news! I can't wait to read it!

Wendy said...

What??? That is great news! Todd filled me in on these earlier! Way to go! Everyone is so proud to finally have a smart person in the family!! Congrats & enjoy your trip to Vegas! Don't gamble your life savings away!!!