Updates #2

An Essay By Madeline // 2/15/2013

As y'all know, The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award pitch-round has passed. I didn't make it to the second round. :) But that's okay! I don't really want to put "sadly, I didn't make it" because I'm not sad about it. There are so many opportunities for writers to get published, and that's just one of them.

Thank you all SO MUCH for your Reaching Rachel support! You guys are absolutely amazing. :)) I'm going to continue to seek publishing for RR, or maybe get it up on a few other sites, just to get some more people reading it.

Not quite sure if I'll re-post the edited version on here. That depends on whether or not I start sending queries. :) There are so many options, so that's great to have!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
-Homey :D

P.S. ABNA (abbreviation for the contest) is very iffy too, I've read. One guy said he's entered his book several times. One time it almost got all the way to the end. The second time it got cut somewhere after the excerpt round. And this time it got cut at the pitch round. Same book each time. So it all really depends on what judge you get, and what mood they're in, I guess. LOL! :)

So thanks, guys!


I really hope you continue to

I really hope you continue to seek publishing. I once heard of this site called inkpop.com, which has moved to figment.com - but basically you could post and read novels, and the most popular stories got read by professionals, and there were contests and things. Maybe that's something worth looking into?

Anna | Fri, 02/15/2013

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Hey, Anna! :) Thank you. I

Hey, Anna! :)

Thank you. I definitely will. I'll check out that site right now.

At the moment I'm registered with Teen Ink--that's also a great site--and am going to be submitting the chapters there.

Thank you again for your encouragement! For the link to the site, as well.

-Homey :)))

Madeline | Fri, 02/15/2013


Bummer. Well, I wish you all the best with other judges and publishers in the future. :) And I really enjoyed reading R.R. so thanks for writing it!!

Maddi | Fri, 02/15/2013

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Link for RR Guys:


There's the link to RR on Figment, guys! Thanks for much for the link, Anna. The site's awesome! :) If you guys could go on and "heart" Reaching Rachel, that would mean a lot. But I'm not sure if you have to have an account to do it...

Madeline | Sat, 02/16/2013

Regrettably, I never joined

Regrettably, I never joined the site, but I can try to give RR a signal boost on tumblr. :)

Anna | Mon, 02/18/2013

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Ohmigosh! You're awesome!

Ohmigosh! You're awesome! Thank you sooooo so much. :))))

Feel so lucky to have this support on AP!! Thank you, Anna!

Madeline | Mon, 02/18/2013

It's okay, there will always

It's okay, there will always be other opportunities! I'm sure you'll find publishing one day for RR. :)

E | Wed, 02/20/2013

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Thank you, Erin and Maddi!

Thank you, Erin and Maddi! :)))

Madeline | Wed, 02/20/2013

Hey Guys! RR is ALSO posted

Hey Guys!

RR is ALSO posted on this site (LOL)--the first chap--and rating it five stars and then hitting submit can help to move it to the front page. :))) No account is required to do this:


All-righty! I'm done spamming ya! ;)))

Thank you all SO much!
-Homey :D

Madeline | Wed, 02/20/2013


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