Wednesday, June 3, 2015

IWSG June: Query Kombat

Hi everyone!

It's time for another group posting of the IWSG—a group created to offer support to writers no matter what their stage in publishing or writing. It's a time to air our insecurities or triumphs and offer hope and support for others. A big thank you as always to our amazing ninja captain Alex Cavanaugh for creating this monthly blog hop. And thank you to the co-hosts as well:  M. Pax, Tracy Jo, Patricia Lynne, Rachna Chhabria, Feather Stone, and Randi Lee!


You may have seen a previous posting where I announced I made it into the first round of The Writer's Voice (which really meant I was one of the lucky ones who was chosen through the Rafflecopter drawing.)  I had entered my YA near future thriller I've been querying for the past few months. Well...I wasn't chosen for a team, so my journey with that contest is over.

BUT...

I recently submitted a different MS (or my query and first 250 of a brand new, shiny MS that I wrote while querying Catalyst) to Query Kombat and guess what?! I made it into the 1st Round!!!
As of right now, I am "battling" against the query and first 250 of another Kombatant and if I win (which it looks like I might) then I move on to the next round which is the AGENT ROUND!

I'm feeling pretty excited right now. I never got this far in any contest with Catalyst. But I did what everyone says to do...I wrote another manuscript. Obviously, I don't know what will happen next or if this will be THE ONE to get me an agent, but I know that all I can do is hope. And keep writing.

**For anyone interested in checking out my entry or the battle I'm currently in, you can find it HERE. My entry is Life Sucks—I'm Stuck in Podunk.

23 comments:

  1. Kristin, that's awesome!! Good Luck!!

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  2. Kristin, that is exciting news!! Congrats for making it in. Are you trying PitMad tomorrow? I'll be out of town, so no RTs from me. I wish you luck in your writing contests/endeavors:) Can't wait to hear how QK turns out for you.

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    1. Thank you!! I might do PitMad...although from previous experience, it hasn't been very beneficial. I think I'd rather query! :)

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  3. Yay! So glad you're going for it!

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    1. Yep, it's exciting, that's for sure! :)

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  4. Kristin, that is awesome! Good luck to you.

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  5. Congratulations! And good luck! I am rooting for you! :D

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  6. Wahoo! That's epic. I'm a total fan of the contest route to publication. No better way to go.

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  7. Woot! That is great! Best of luck and hone those battle skills. RAWR!

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  8. Just checked out your entry, and wow, it looks like a lot of fun! How exciting that you made it into the first round. Best of luck with Query Kombat!

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  9. Awesome! Congrats on the Query Kombat! I too didn't get picked by any of the teams for the Writer's Voice. Oh well!

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  10. Good luck. And yes, it's all about continuing to write, isn't it?

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  11. Congrats and good luck. My fingers are crossed for you.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  12. Congrats and good luck! I hope you kick butt.

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  13. Congrats, Kristin! Keep us posted on how things go. I love contests. Some have gone well, others haven't, but I've always learned a lot. You're so right about going on to the next thing. Sometimes that's the only way to improve.

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  14. This sounds exciting! Good luck to you and it seems you are doing well so far which is great!

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  15. amazing and I saw your tweet last night! HUGE congrats and I am keeping everything crossed for you! xoxo

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