Thursday, April 26, 2012

I am the 1%

You didn't think I meant the billionaire club, did you?
Not that 1%.

Every year Amazon hosts a breakthrough novel award in partnership with Penguin Publishing and Publishers Weekly. (Yeah, I heard it. That was a mouthful)
Anyway, they accept 5,000 Young Adult Entries and the Artist convinced me to enter. (Believe me, it was a hard sell! I never told anyone I entered because it would be too tiring to tell everyone that I lost.) Those 5,000 get whittled down to an eventual winner.
I've been whittled a few times.
Tuesday they announced the 50 semi-finalists.

I am one of them.

Somehow I survived when they cut the other 99%.
And now I can say that at least when it comes to Amazon breakthrough novels, I am the 1%.

And mostly I just want to say thank you to everyone who believed when I didn't.



7 comments:

  1. That's awesome! It's a great book. Loved it! Good luck becoming the .01% or whatever it would be. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! You know what it means to have the support and encouragement of fellow writers. I appreciate you!

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  2. Congrats, Regina! I'm cheering for you all the way.

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    1. That is so kind and gracious. Thank you! I traced you back to your own novel and grabbed a copy! Best wishes to you. (Jamie wrote On Fallen Wings and you can get it on Amazon)

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  3. Never doubted it friend! :)

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  4. That's fantastic!! Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations! This is so exciting for you!

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