Friday, April 30, 2010

What a rosy day!


I'm giving myself this little bouquet today because I won two contests, have more than 200 bloggy-friend-followers and will celebrate my one-year blogversary next week.
But I am seriously standing here with my jaw on the floor over this: I won a query critique from an agent in Sarah Wylie's awesome contest celebrating her book deal for ALL THESE LIVES! My head is in the clouds, and I better secure it back in place so I can send off my best pitch, you know?
Next, I won an ARC of Lisa Desrochers' PERSONAL DEMONS, which I'm eager to read. Woo-hoo!
And finally I am so grateful to all the wonderful people who became followers of my blog this year. I plan to hold a contest next week in appreciation. Does anyone have preferences about prizes? My short list is a 15-page critique, gift card or books, but I'm not sure what people most want. Again, thanks to all of you for making this past year and today so awesome.

23 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations Tricia!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Woohoo congrats, that's fabulous news!!!

Julie Dao said...

I saw that! Congratulations, Tricia :) And beautiful picture - that is my favorite color!

Angela said...

Wow, serious swag! I lucked out too and won 2 critiques recently!

Liza said...

Congratulations Tricia!

Donna said...

Yay, Tricia. You deserve a bouquet. As for prizes, books, please.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Congrats on everything. :) Very well deserved.

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Congrats, Tricia!

Very deserved too :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

YAYYY!!!!!!!
*Throws rose petal in the air*
I'm so happy for you. I love when great people win great prizes.

What an awesome way to end the week. Congrats. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Woohoo! Congratulations :) And good things come in 3s - good luck on the weekend!

Lisa Desrochers said...

Can I just say, I think it's hysterical that you won my agent sister's contest too! Our awesome agent, Suzie, has a great editorial eye and she gives great critique!

Congrats!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thanks everybody--rose petals and all!

Lisa: It is pretty funny and kind of magical. It sure makes me smile!

*scurries back to work*

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh my world, you are on a roll!! I hope things keep looking up for you! Congratulations, all around, Tricia. You deserve all the happiness that comes your way and then some.

Claire Dawn said...

Those are both awesome prizes. Fighting off the green-eyed monster with a stick!

Re: prizes, I'm all about gift-cards, since I'm in Japan, it's easier (and cheaper) than mailing mw the books yourself, and I'm going to a conference fairly soon, so I'm sorted for critiques for the moment.

Don't forget to enter my contest. :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Carolina: You are so sweet, thank you!

Claire: Ha! Those little monsters. You're right about followers in distant lands---we all have them and it's nice to be inclusive. Good luck at the conference!

beth said...

Congrats!!!

And lovely flowers. I've got a blue moon rose in my garden, but nothing's bloomed yet :(

VR Barkowski said...

Congratulations on your wins! I was going to toss confetti until I saw Karen's rose petals. How can tiny pieces of paper compete with that? Keep up the magic!

And I'm so glad you're smiling. It's only fair because Talespinning always makes me smile. Thank you for your wonderful blog, Tricia.

Happy blogversary one week early!

Paul C said...

This bluish roses remind me of The Glass Menagerie. Laura, you're Blue Roses, so delicate, special, and rare.

Ann Marie Wraight said...

I kept seeing your name EVERYWHERE today!!

Did you also win an Oscar or something???!

I became a follower today...I hope some of that magic rubs off on me! Do you by any chance grow magic flowers? Are you a witch, or a wizard....fairy godmother/father??? Anyway, if I stalk you enough I'm bound to find out the secret of your GOOD FORTUNE.....!

CONGRATULATIONS X 2!

Niki said...

congrats to you :o))) what a gorgeous photo, beautiful colour.

Yvonne Osborne said...

You're one of my favorite bloggers and photographer and deserve all of this. Congratulations on the contests. That's cool. Now get back to work!

Elana Johnson said...

Wow - what a great day! Congrats to you. And hey, maybe we could pass that ARC around... I'd LOVE to read it after you!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Beth: I hope you post a photo of that Blue Moon when it finally unveils itself. ;)

VR: Yay, for smiles, and tossing of anything handy. :D

Paul: Nice line!

Ann Marie: I'm glad you found me and welcome! I'll come visiting after this week settles down. And I wish I knew how to make magic work--I love it when it comes out of nowhere, though.

Niki: Thanks! *waves*

Yvonne: Ah, shucks. And I'm trying to work, honest. Had to do family stuff this weekend that was a bit tough, but tomorrow is another day.

Elana: It sounds like a great book, doesn't it? She doesn't even have them yet, though. I shall keep your request in mind. ;)