Thursday, March 06, 2008
Gayle Wilson Contest Finalist
What I'm reading - Redemption by Karen Tabke in What You Can't See
What I'm working on: edits, edits, edits. Finished Hidden Fire last night.
Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call informing me What's in a Name? is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence contest. This is especially exciting, because there are some Really Big Names in the competition. I've been dealing with the 'second class citizenship' because I chose to sign with a publisher that puts its books out digitally before they go to print.
Although What's in a Name? is in print, the words on the paper are the same words that are in the digital edition. The Four Star review from RT and now the contest final gives me a great feeling of validation, that my work can hold its own, and generalizing that e-books are inherently inferior is an unfair judgment call.