Thursday, May 3, 2012

This is a test

I didn't make it into the contest. The widget didn't even appear for me and it was over. This is too stressful. I'm going back to doing it the old fashioned way. Thanks for your encouragement and advice, though. I'm going to have a margarita now.

PS, my Dust it Off blogfest post will go up tomorrow =)

15 comments:

Rena said...

A) this is great. It has a very gritty dark sci fi/hard boiled feel that sort of reminds me of the Blade Runner movie (not to be confused with the feel of the Philip K. Dick DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRONIC SHEEP).

B) OMG, Mr. Linky rejected me because I didn't have an http in front of my url. I could have strangled MR. Linky... (#111 urg!) But I'll give it a shot tonight.

Good luck.

Cortney Pearson said...

Sounds great, good luck to you!!

Donna K. Weaver said...

What a fun premise for a story. FYI--I found that first line was confusing in your query. Probably just me.

Tara Tyler said...

Rena, you crack me up! Thanks!

Cortney - looking forward to the Dust if off fest!

Donna - thanks! I can see that. I fixed it up.

Samantha said...

I really love the premise! I can't wait to read it ;)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Loved the feel of your query letter, and your sample is interesting. She doesn't like to interact with androids . . .good detail, and my question - are the headaches and her trip to the doc related to the problem with pop travel? Just guessing that they are.
Sounds like an great book!

Bryce Daniels said...

What an interesting premise! I like the conflict you instilled by relating her anguish during her walk.

"Making chit chat with androids.." Great!

Keep it up, Tara! My best to you in all your endeavors.

Best~~

Christine Rains said...

That is a very cool idea. The concept and the title really stand out. They "pop" out at you! ;)

Kelley Lynn said...

Oh how neat! I really hope you get in! Good luck!

Mark Koopmans said...

Great concept and loved the first page... my only gripe, and this is me being weird.. is that J.L. Cooper immediately brought to mind the infamous case of D.B. Cooper (unless that's the intention :)

Good luck in the Blogfest - stand by your 'puter at 8:59.... :)

Rena said...

So sorry you didn't make the contest :-(

It was a very popular contest. Mr. Linky was crazy for me too. I didn't see it until I clicked on the comments.

Rena said...

EEck! They're taking a third submission for the Voice. I'm sure you've already seen this, but it's set for noon (EDT) on the fourth. Good luck!

Laura Josephsen said...

Looking forward to your blogfest post--I didn't even know about the blogfest; I am SOOOO out of the blogging loop (I've been caught up in writing and editing deadlines and I'm sneaking some blogging time right now).

Sorry for the stressful issues with the widget. I hope you enjoyed your margarita, at least!

Tara Tyler said...

Samantha, you're sweet!

Tyrean, you are so encouraging! thanks for getting the tie in! thats why having the incident first is tough, but you got it!

Bryce! where ya been! thanks!

Christine, thanks, girl!

Mark, that was pointed out last time i put up my query. i guess i should remove the initials in it. they are hardly used in the book...wouldnt want the association! i was ready...

Rena, my dr fg! now that i'm over it & not stressed, i'll see what i'm doing at 12. thanks!

Laura, good! keep writing!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Thanks for the laugh. Sometimes the old fashioned way works best.

Jenn
j-scribbles.blogspot.com