Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Contest News and a Reason to Celebrate!


I'm so very thrilled to see one hundred followers of my blog today! So thrilled, in fact, that my kids and went out to celebrate. We ate at Diamond Grill, which has the most amazing view of Salem Pond (see photo) and went on a flip-flop shopping spree.

Annnnnnnnnd...

I've been working the past couple of days with another agent made of awesome. (Are all agents this fantastic? I haven't met one I don't like.) I can't reveal his identity yet, but I will tell you that another contest is not only in the works, but all set up to be a rollicking good time! It'll be another great chance to showcase your project. I will say, however, that only specific genres will be accepted. So keep an eye out here and on the QueryTracker Blog for the details.

And again, thanks for following me! I've loved getting to know all of you. I've changed my little profile pic that shows me following your blogs to my most favorite painting of all time, Flaming June by Frederick Layton:



Have a good one,

Suzy

21 comments:

JPM said...

Ok, first of all...I am a huge fan and avid supporter of flip-flops. So, any spree involving flip-flops automatically gets two thumbs up, and toes...two big toes (not gross, it's all in the name of flip-flops).

Secondly, if you were thinking of going in the Paranormal Western (or "Weird West") genre direction that'd be cool...just sayin' :)

Suzette Saxton said...

Yay for flip-flops! Two thumbs up!

Alas, I don't get to choose the genres. It depends on what the agent is looking to represent.

Yamile said...

That's a wonderful painting! And yay for the contest!

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks, Yamile. :)

Nathan Oser said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I saw your avatar and had to swing by. Nothing catches your attention like a Pre-Raphaelite, huh!

~Nathan

Jessica said...

Congrats on your "friends". :-) Great view and I'm looking forward to the contest.

Karen said...

It is that time of year for flip flop shopping, isn't it??

And I love the new profile picture!

And congrats on passing the 100 follower mark.

Lady Glamis said...

I LOVE that painting! But that's not the whole painting you have shown... It's still beautiful. :)

Congrats on your followers! You're already above that! 102. :)

I'm excited for your news. I'll keep an eye out over there. :)

Suzette Saxton said...

True, Lady G, the cropped version doesn't do justice. I'll put the full one on my blog.

I'm glad you dropped by, Nathan. And thanks to Karen and Jessica. You guys are the best!

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

Congrats on your number of followers, I can't imagine the day I might have that many. "Geez."

Flip Flops are the best shoes, I wear them all year but you can do that in the south.

I looked forward to the contest. Happy Blogging.

Suzette Saxton said...

Your day will come, Sherry. Your blog is awesome! Lots of great links, like the interview with Jodi Piccoult.

And lucky, lucky, lucky you to wear flip flops every day! I would lose mine in the snow come winter. ;)

Angie said...

I am experiencing blog envy. :p Just kidding. You so rock, you should have like 1,000 followers. Take me to Diamond Grill with you next time!

Suzette Saxton said...

I will bring you for sure!

Sara Tribble said...

Wow! That is so great! I am getting around 30 followers and 100is awesome! Proud of you but hey your blog posts do it all on their own!

Cannot wait to see a new contest I hope my novel is in good enough shape to enter! Revisions can be a nasty beast to slay!

Love that view! My goodness is that real? Gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Suzette:
Congrats on the followers! Wow! I'm so impressed! Your posts are great and you work hard to help out your fellow writers!!!! Can't wait for the contest (hope my genre is in there) and the painting on your profile is awesome!

Suzette Saxton said...

Sara, your blog post made me laugh! Fun to read, and congrats on getting your first sex scene written. :D And yes, revisions are a nasty beast to slay. I'm currently fighting hand, tooth, and nail to get through them. So good luck for both of us!

Thanks so much, Mandy. I *heart* you! I'll be posting the genres first thing tomorrow, along with some other info.

Suzette Saxton said...

And yes, Sara, that view is real. I actually live in that view - my house is in the foothills of the mountains you see there. It's a fun place to live - also a bit crazy! We've seen cougars, bears, a wolverine, and elk. The deer are so tame it's annoying - they eat everything!

Amy said...

WHAT A STUNNING PHOTO! and yay for your 100 followers:-D
-AMY

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks Amy!

The15YearOldNaive said...

Your blog is really nice!
Ah, I should be finding an Literary Agent soon too..

I;ll be visiting often!

xoxo-Hailey

Magdalena said...

Suzette, this is really beautiful painting :-) Warm regards from Poland and have a charming Sunday :-) Bye, bye.