Dec 5, 2012

GONE BY THE END OF JULY Excerpt

A few months ago, I mentioned wanting to enter the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. After some more thought, I definitely think I'm going to take the plunge and enter. In preparation for the contest, here is the shiny, new first page of GONE BY THE END OF JULY.

I totally got the inspiration to do this post from another writer. I'd love some honest thoughts on it.

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Thanks for reading and commenting!

14 comments:

  1. This has a great voice - it's different than what I typically read, which is a good thing because it stands out! Good luck with the contest. :)

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    1. Thanks, Ghenet. I've rewritten the first page several times already. It seemed better each time, but I was never quite happy with it. I hope this version sticks.

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  2. I agree with Ghenet; great voice. :)

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  3. Hi, I'm new to your blog. I love the voice as well, it kept me reading from the beginning. It's also not a voice I'm used to reading but a voice that is very familiar...especially the beginning when the main characters talking to her mom. :) Great writing.
    Kristina

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    1. Thanks for following, Kristina. Beginnings are hard, so I'm happy you enjoyed it.

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  4. I think it's GREAT to enter things and put ourselves out there. Always makes us stronger. And I LOVE that pic!

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    1. That's what I'm hoping for. Thanks, Morgan! :)

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  5. Hey Tracey! Did I miss the first page?? I couldn't find it here. But the pic is great. And you should totally enter ABNA, even if you don't get far, the feedback the judges give is excellent!!

    BTW thanks for stopping by my blog with warm wishes. :)

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    1. Hey, PK. I took it down recently. I didn't realize more people would be interested. The feedback is what I'm looking forward to the most. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.

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  6. I couldn't find the first page either :/ Would be happy to read it though if you want another opinion. Shoot it to me in an email sugaropal @ gmail dot com And either way GOOD LUCK!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Rhiann. You are too generous.

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  7. What an amazing pic!!! And good for you. Enter as many contests. Put your work out there. It seems brilliant from what I read on here, so why not share it? :)

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