Friday, October 16, 2009

I Feel Great

Two posts in ONE DAY!

Been a long time since I managed that, but I couldn't resist tooting my own horn. I did make the finals in Literary Agents Nathan Bransford's first paragraph contest. I already feel like a winner after being one of the ten finalists out of more than 2600 entries. Hop on over to his blog so that you can read all of the finalists entries and vote for your favorite. There are some really good ones so the competition from here on out will be extremely stiff.

47 comments:

Lady Glamis said...

Travis, congratulations! I was a finalist last year, and I'm still floating on air. It's just a big deal to be picked out of so many!

GOOD LUCK! :D

jjdebenedictis said...

Congratulations on being picked, and congratulations on already being one of the clear front-runners in the voting, too!

Lady Glamis said...

Oh, and Travis, if you have short stories, you should enter one into our Genre Wars Contest over on The Literary Lab.

Corey Schwartz said...

HUGE congrats!!! Just saw at Nathan's blog and came straight over to congratulate you!

Janna Qualman said...

It's great news, and I can't say I'm surprised in the least. Congratulations!

Melanie Avila said...

Travis, I'm so excited for you!!

Bubblewench said...

WOOHOO! That's awesome! Congrats!

Dawn Anon said...

Travis,
I was just on Nathan's blog and saw that you are a finalist. Congrats!!!!! I hadn't seen your entry before that... Somehow, i hadn't yet managed to read through all of them yet. Gee, imagine that. :P (I don't know how Nathan has read through all of them already!)

Anyway, Good luck. How exciting!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Woo hoo! Go for it! Congrats, big guy.

Eric said...

Travis, big congrats to you pal. You have some stiff competition, but I'm not surprised at you being in the finals. You have some good stuff there.

Good luck, buddy.

Literary Cowgirl said...

I told you! I told you! Yipee! I am so excited for you!!!!!

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Mystery Robin said...

I just saw your paragraph on his blog! Congratulations!!!! Off to vote for you now!

Mary said...

Congratulations Travis! I knew it was awesome - glad Nathan thinks so too.

Crystal Phares said...

Congrats! Though, I'm not surprised at all!

kerrycharacters said...

Congratulations! I saw the competition page yesterday and just the thought of it paralysed me. Well done for making the finals - must be good stuff. I look forward to hearing when the book will be published and reading it!

DebraLSchubert said...

Major congrats to you!! That is really quite an accomplishment, especially given the number and quality of entries this year. ;-)

Ello said...

Travis - yours was my absolute favorite! You better write it or have written it cause I'm now dying to read it!!!

Congratulations!

Lost Wanderer said...

Travis, congratulations. I really liked your first paragraph.

Laurie Powers said...

Congratulations, Travis! That's huge, especially considering the number of entrants.

Trixie said...

Congratulations, Travis! That's really great. Glad your writing is going well.

Natasha Fondren said...

Travis, I just saw and came running over here! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

I loved the voice in your paragraph. :-)

Barbara Martin said...

Travis, a hearty congratulations to you. How wonderful you must feel...floating above the ground.

Being Beth said...

Congratulations, Travis! Nathan made great choices, and your paragraph is superb. Good luck!

Teresa said...

Congratulations, Travis!!!

Mary Witzl said...

Way to go, Travis, making top ten! I went, took a look, paled -- and wimped out. I tell myself I might have made top ten, though. (It's easier this way...)

Angie said...

That's excellent! Congrats! :D

Angie

"And so our stories go..." said...

Way to go, Travis! You already know how much I love your Feed Store Chronicles.

Jenny

Chris Eldin said...

WAY COOL!!!!
Very, very nice!
:-)

Michelle H. said...

Congratulations! Good Luck!

jerseygirl89 said...

That's terrific! Congratulations!

Beth said...

Congratulations!
And I voted - your piece is excellent. My number one choice.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Woohoo and write on, Travis!

writtenwyrdd said...

That's great, Travis. Nothing makes one feel better about one's writing than getting recognition.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Travis,

I ran right over and voted for you!! Congrats on making the top ten.

Terrie

Rancid Baloney said...

Not to shabby. I voted for you but fraught? Really?

Carleen Brice said...

Good on you! Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I've been pretty lax on visiting blogs since I got on Facebook & Twitter.

Maria said...

Congratulations, Travis on being picked!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

YOW!!! Congratulations, Travis! That's amazing!!

Helen Ginger said...

Congratulations Travis! That seriously is a big deal. Yay!

Helen
Straight From Hel

pattinase (abbott) said...

A terrific paragraph and you got my vote.

Lexi said...

Add in my congrats, Travis! What an amazing accomplishment! Did you celebrate?

Hilary said...

Oh that's wonderful news. I'm so happy for you. Congratulation. :) There's no question as to why that's a winning paragraph. Nicely done.

DebraLSchubert said...

I just read the great news on Nathan's site!!! This is far better than winning the lottery. I can't imagine how happy you must be. I'm sure this is one small step from representation. Go Travis!!!!!

Tena Russ said...

CONGRATS!!!!

Maya / מיה said...

Congratulations, Travis!

Melanie Avila said...

Travis!! Congratulations!!!