Well, folks, methinks I have a bit of good news to share! As some of you know, I entered The Comrades of Honor Series #2 ( In Search of Adventure) into a nation-wide contest hosted by the B&H Publishing Group and LifeWay Christian Resources.
Long story short (and praise God), I came in the top thirty manuscripts and made it through the first round of judging! According to my publishing consultant, Mark, there were over three hundred manuscripts entered and getting in the top thirty was pretty much an impossibility.
I did not make it to the final round, but, as my consultant says, winning the contest wasn't actually about the quality or popularity of the book with the judges. In fact, he said it could have been one of the more popular novels, but may have been too long (or something similar) to be a nation-wide winner. Either way, this is very good publicity!!!
I am excited about where God took my novel. I had no real idea of winning when I entered. I only seemed to feel God telling me to do so. Being in the top thirty has greatly encouraged and blessed me, particularly when faced with the immense odds of getting there.
With all that said, I wanted to introduce one of the photos I will most likely be submitting to my Design Team when the time comes to publish (Lord willing, in the next 2-4 months). What think ye?!
I need a second photo. That is where I need your help!!!
Do you know of a good castle or landscape (one that gives the feeling of adventure/travel) photo? Or, for that matter, what sort of a photo would you like to see? A sword? A maiden? A dark, bad castle? A good castle? Let me know!!!
Please comment with your thoughts. Additionally, you can vote for your preference!