It was quite a task editing the 1st chapter of my novel HEADS UP! at 1,716 words down to the required 750 while maintaining the integrity of the story. Here's Melinda's announcement:
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 We have a WINNER!!! (Finally) Sorry about the dreadful wait, guys! I've entered contests in the past where the judge talks about how hard it was to decide, because all the entries were so good. I always think "Ya, sure. They just say that to be nice." Right?
It was a bajillion times harder than I thought to choose just one winner. Wish I had prizes for everyone, because you all had fabtabulous entries. Which made my job just plain out bleh.
But I finally decided on one winner for our killer prize: Elana Johnson's POSSESSION.
The winner is......
I thought everyone had really nice tight writing, awesomely naughty characters, and interesting premises. I think it was the vivid, clear descriptions and the He did what?? Wait what? No! factor that got me with HEADS UP. But like I said, it was super hard to choose.
Thanks to everyone for entering! I had a lot of fun reading them and hope you did too!
**Mary, go ahead and email or PM me with your address, and I'll get this book in the mail for you! Congrats again and good job!**
Posted by Melinda Williams
Winning entry available under more/HEADS UP!! on main page.