Wednesday, November 18, 2009

MLS Update: I made it through to Phase 2!

I'm so excited to be able to tell you that my book made it through to the second round of the Marcher Lord Select contest. Woo hoo!

Thanks so, so much to everyone who went over to the site, checked out the entries, and voted for me. You rock! But our work isn't finished... now it's on to Phase 2.

Now it's your chance to read the first 500 words (a little over two pages) of each of the 18 remaining entries. Here's how you find them:
  • Go to The Anomaly Forums (a free registration is required if you haven't been there before).
  • Go to the Marcher Lord Select sub-topic.
  • At the top you'll see four sub-boards. Click on Phase 2--Main Contest (3rd from the top)
  • Chose the top thread, The Phase 2 Entries
  • The first post is from Jeff Gerke. He explains how Phase 2 will work. Over halfway through, you'll see a paragraph that starts like this: "To that end, I have assembled the Phase 2 entries in a Word document and made it available via download only at the following link:"
  • Sorry, I can't give you the link (Jeff explains why.) But if you click on it, you'll go to a site that will allow you to download a Word document with all the entries in it.
  • This time, entries are alphabetical by TITLE. So Vinnie's Diner is second-to-last. 
It sounds like a lot of steps, but it's really pretty straightforward. The next round of voting is November 28-30. During this phase, you must vote for at least three, but no more than six entries. The field will then be cut down to 10 who will move on to Phase 3. At that point, the first 30 pages of each book will be posted. So if you want to read more, you need to vote.

I hope you'll take a look at all the great entries and consider honoring me with your vote when the time comes around. Be blessed!

If all this is new to you, visit this previous blog post. It gives you all the contest details, plus a nifty book trailer of Vinnie's Diner.


D'Ann Mateer said...

Hey Jen--I'm so excited for you! I voted for your entry and didn't even remember that was your title! LOL! Can't wait to read more!

Carman said...

Congrats! I'm gonna go vote soon. I've just been so busy lately!
I picked your blog for the Honest Scrap Award and the Kreativ Blogger Award! You can go here and here to pick them up:
I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did!

Patti Lacy said...

Congrats! I'm really proud of you!!!

Debra E Marvin said...

I'm doing the cabbage patch dance again. Besides, it's good exercise after sitting at a computer.


Jennifer AlLee said...

Thanks, guys. You're awesome!

D'Ann, I'm so glad you liked Vinnie "in a blind taste test" so to speak. Makes me smile :+}