Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Happy Dance!

Okay, okay, I'm supposed to be packing up the last of our things to be moving to our new place, and my internet will be cut off any second, . . .

BUT I peeked in my e-mail and got a little nudge from Amy over at The Green Bathtub (Thank you!) that I won the pitch contest on Renae's blog The Siren's Song. (!!!!!) So excited!

I couldn't help sharing the good news with all of you (my extended support system, no?). While it's not as exciting as, say, landing an agent or getting a book deal, it's always encouraging to get positive feedback. I say celebrate the small steps too, so . . .

. . . I'm home, in a half-empty apartment doing my happy dance. :D

36 comments:

Jessie Oliveros said...

I'm excited that I'm the first to congratulate you! Your pitch is so fun. A whole ms critique by an agent? I'm so jealous. (First I'm jealous that you have a whole ms to critique in the first place. Next I'm jealous you get it critiqued.) Good luck moving.

Joanne said...

Congratulations! You must be thrilled, and yes, every step forward is a step to be celebrated ... the very best wishes, with the manuscript AND the move :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Wonderful news!!! I'd be ancing too!

Myrna Foster said...

Congrats, and good luck with your move!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Janet! Have fun moving, too...

Aubrie said...

Wow! Will you post your pitch here so we can read it?

Sandy Shin said...

Congratulations, Janet! That is really exciting -- and such a wonderful news.

Good luck with your move!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

It was so weird when I saw you won, I wasn't even sad that I didn't win. Funny, huh? Yay!! Congratulations again. :) And, yes, every step in the right direction is definitely worth celebrating.

Amy

Susanne Drazic said...

Congrats!

Hope the move goes well.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Be proud of yourself. That's awesome! Keep dancing!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Good for you! And I hope the move goes smoothly and you're soon at home in your new place.

Niki said...

Well done you :o) Good luck with the move. Oh all that unpacking!! hehe

coffeelvnmom said...

Yay! Congrats! And good luck on the move!

R. Garrett Wilson said...

No video of the happy dance? Oh well. Congrats on the pitch contest.

WritingNut said...

Congratulations! And good luck with your move :)

Lynn said...

Celebrating the small steps keeps us moving. I believe that all steps should be rated the same. Good luck with your move!

Janet Johnson said...

Thanks everyone! And Garrett, maybe when I get a book deal I'll do the video of the happy dance. Maybe. :D

Jenny said...

Good for you - I am doing a little happy dance for you right now :-)

Jenn (From the Mixed-Up Files) said...

Congratulations! That's definitely worthy of a celebration. Happy dance indeed!

I love your profile pic, by the way. Where was that taken?

Jen said...

Congratulations!!! Hearing from other bloggers that they enjoyed it is also very exciting so enjoy the moment!

Jill Kemerer said...

Oh, wow! How exciting!! Happy dancing for you!

Molly Hall said...

Congratulations! I am not familiar with the contest, but pitching is HARD. So, you must be on the right track! Best of luck with the move. : )

Roh Morgon said...

Congratulations! What a great pitch (and a clever story idea)!

Submitting a full? You must be so nervous (I would be).

Good luck - I'll be watching for updates!

Alexandra Crocodile said...

I have a little something for you on my blog! Hope you have a nice day:)

Julie Musil said...

Janet, that is awesome! Yes, any bit of encouragement is great for lifting your spirits, and this lets you know you're on the right track! Good luck with your move.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congratulations, and I hope you get settled in soon.

Leigh D'Ansey said...

Congrats on the pitch! I noticed Julie Musil awarded you the Versatile Bloggers award too, so just thought I'd stop by and say 'Hi'. Hope all goes well with the move.

Bekah said...

Congrats! Good luck with moving- one thing I hate. Oh, it was 13 going on 30, just an extra, so it was when I was younger. LONG story. When I was in England, they also asked if I was a model, which I laughed at because I'm 5'3". I think it's just the accent LOL.
I'll have to check those blogs out : )

Missed Periods said...

Very exciting. Congratulations.

Beverley BevenFlorez said...

Congrats! You have an interesting blog, I'm glad I discovered it. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats, Janet, on your win. I loved your pitch. And the prize is amazing. :D

Alison said...

Congrats on the pitch. Good luck with the move. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tabitha Bird said...

Congrats to you :)
Happy dance away :)

Victoria Dixon said...

Woo HOOO! Well done! I hate pitches and bow to all those who do them well. ;D So what next?

Keri said...

That's brilliant about your win! Congrats. ♥

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