In a recent post about how to use social media more effectively, blog friend Jody Hedlund said, "Cyberland is not the place to continuously brag about our awesome accomplishments and our five-star book reviews."
And I completely agree - as I often do - with Jody's assesment...
EXCEPT FOR TODAY!
No, no, dear readers. Today I'm bragging. Shameless, Blatant, Narcissistic BRAGGING.
Why? Why all this nonsense?
I'll tell you.
I got an HONORABLE MENTION in agent Rachelle Gardner's One Sentence Summary Contest. I almost peed a little when I saw it.
In all honesty, I'm incredibly grateful. I know it's not a HUGE deal (I mean, it's not like I actually WON the contest, my name wasn't even included next to my pitch) but it was good enough to be mentioned by Rachelle, and for me, little novice writer, that is BIG.
It's big for me, because this writing game can be so nerve-wracking, overwhelming, and discouraging. This little blip, this flash of MY words on HER blog, was just the shot in the arm that I needed to get this book finished. Because maybe, JUST MAYBE, someone will actually want to read it...
Seriously, Rachelle, you've made this writer's YEAR. :)
What about you? Have you gotten a shot in the arm lately? Or could you use one?