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I found out yesterday I can enter the Rita!!! I thought I couldn't because my copyright is 2007 though the book is released in 2008, but I checked and I can! Talk about expensive, though....the entry fee, plus 5 books (at $7 a pop to me, with shipping) and shipping. But worth it if I final, right? Do you think a small press has a chance?

I also found out my next batch of books is on its way, the ones for the booksigning in October.

And Surface is being read by an editor.

And my last Javier movie was ready at the library. It was his first English speaking role. Now I've seen all his English movies and one of his Spanish ones.

But I didn't write a word yesterday.

We watched Leatherheads last night. Way better than I expected. The first football scene had me laughing so hard I snorted. John Krasinski's character wasn't so great, though. The romance was very like old Cary Grant movies, which is who Clooney reminded me of, especially with the physical comedy and the mugging for the camera.



Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Wow, good day!

I think a small press book potentially has an additional obstacle that a NY-pubbed book might not have, but that obstacle isn't different than other potential obstacles. In other words, there's always a chance of getting a prejudiced judge, no matter what the entry is or who published it.

But I think we won't breach that obstacle if we don't enter.

Of course, I decided not to enter last year. LOL But I didn't think the story could compete for the amount of money I had to invest.

MJFredrick said...

Thanks, Natalie!

This book has gotten good reviews, so that gives me the confidence to enter. Will cost me almost $100, though!


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