Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A little shameless self-promotion

Yesterday I found out that I've made it through to the quarter-final round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.  To say I was surprised would be an understatement!  I almost didn't enter this year because I was away at the beach when the submission window was open, and I don't have internet access down there.  But on the spur of the moment I decided it wouldn't hurt to enter, and drove into town to use the internet at the library.

Looks like it paid off.

It's the first time in three years I've made it past the pitch round after being a semi-finalist in 2010.  So that's exciting, in a small way.  I entered The Boyfriend Plague, which is a book I no longer feel all that invested in because I've written 3 more since.  The difference this year is that I have a Kindle now, and can read the excerpts.  It was quite exciting to download my own and read it the way I read books all the time now.  It made it feel quite different.

Anyway, if you'd like to read the excerpt and comment (I love comments), the link is here.  I'd love to hear your thought!

Did any of you enter ABNA this year?  Did you make it through?


  1. Congratulations, Kate! I was going to enter but didn't feel like my manuscript was ready yet. I'm glad entering paid off for you. :D

  2. Wonderful news and a big yahoo shout to you.

  3. Congrats, Kate! I didn't have a manuscript ready this year for it as I'm in the middle of rewrites. Good luck :D

  4. oooh Congrats, that's awesome!

  5. Thanks everyone!

    It's nice to have some good news once in a while.

  6. Congrats. I love reading my manuscripts on the Kindle. It feels more real. :)