First of all, for anyone who hasn't been to Kiersten White's blog - KierstenWrites, I urge you to go. NOW! I'll wait.
[Patiently twiddling thumbs...waiting...waiting...waiting]
Okay, so now, everyone is familiar with the sheer comedic genius of the soon to be uber famous author Kiersten White--her debut novel, Paranormalcy, is slated to release September 2010.
But, you're probably wondering why I'm plugging her blog. Well, for one, it's just that good. And, two, I do have an ulterior motive. My writing snippet was on the short list for her Give Away contest. Yeah, you heard me right. I ALMOST WON! YAY ME!
I was so excited, this weekend I even tried to find ways of subtly bringing my "ALMOST" victory into conversations with my friends and family.
It went something like this:
Me: Sure! Call me back soon. I want to give you all the details.
Me: Friend? You still there? [Disconnected tone ringing in my ear]Me: Wait a minute. She doesn't have a house...
Okay, so maybe I fibbed on the SUBTLE part. Can you blame me, though?
Now, that you've figured out why I'm talking about Kiersten Writes, you're probably wondering why I'm so exciting about ALMOST winning a contest. Am I right?
Well, maybe I'm just completely insane, which could very well be the case. But, I find it an incredible honor being one of the twelve snippets chosen, out of a total of 148 GREAT ENTRIES, to be on the "maybe" list. Plus, my snippet got posted on Kiersten's blog [cheerful shrieks of joy]. And, even though I didn't win, what's better than getting your work posted on a blog with over 337 followers? Nothing. Well, except finding an agent or getting published, but I haven't gotten to that point--yet. So, until that time comes, I will hang my hat in success for getting my WRITING SNIPPET posted on Kiersten's blog. Again, YAY ME!
What's that? You want to know what my "ALMOST WINNING SNIPPET" says? Okay, you've talked me into it. Below is my entry to the GIVE AWAY contest.
Kimberly Franklin's Entry:
It seems, to him, our love amounted to trash. No, wait, that's just what the break up note, stuck to my car window, was written on--old, empty candy wrapper. How special. If he really cared, he should've left the chocolate, too.
Response from the funny, cool, and soon to be uber famous author Kiersten
Amen, sister. He definitely should have left the chocolate.
So, if you're still undecided and wondering, "is this girl, Kimberly, really funny or embarrassingly lame?" Wonder, no more. The professionals (professional, actually, but it's all about the illusion) have made their decision--I'm one funny girl!
With that being said, I'm off to bask in the glory of soon to be published superstar Kiersten White, of KierstenWrites, thinking my writing snippet was funny (funny enough to be one of the 12 snippets posted on her blog, that is)!
Thanks Kiersten! You made my weekend. Heck, who am I kidding? You made my year!