Contest News ~ I’m a Finalist in the Lone Star!

Contest News ~ I’m a Finalist in the Lone Star!

© 2012 by Kat Bastion

Wow. I’m still in shock.

I got the call yesterday. The contest coordinator told me the news. I’m a finalist in the Lone Star Writing Contest.

She told me I’d have a week to make any judge recommended revisions, and then the piece would be submitted to the final judges. Although, she said she didn’t know what suggestions they’d make with such high scores.

Nothing prepared me for opening the email today and seeing…
perfect scores. Two perfect 100’s one from each judge.

Just… wow. {puts the oxygen mask over my face}

Even the contest coordinator who broke the news raved about the entry.  They said they hope to see it on a bookshelf soon.  Me. Too.

Some judges comments?

  • “Fabulous transition to time travel. One of the best I’ve seen done.”
  • “Beautiful, heart-wrenching descriptions”
  • “Fabulous sexual tension…”

{takes another hit of oxygen}

Last year it won two contests and was a finalist in a third.  An editor for one of the big six publishers requested the manuscript.  I can’t wait to submit to her.

As you know from my blog, I’m elbows deep in editing and having such a blast. I hope to be ready for submission by October.

And my blog next week?  I’d planned to talk about the benefits of entering writing contests.  {smiles huge}
Perfect.  Timing.

Stay tuned… I’ve entered a few other contests this fall.  {vibrates in excitement}

Don’t worry.  I just invested in a case of oxygen tanks. 😉

Your Favorite Shoe,


© 2012 by Kat Bastion




7 thoughts on “Contest News ~ I’m a Finalist in the Lone Star!

  1. twimom227 says:



  2. ChocoMG2112 says:

    Wonderful news!!!!


  3. WHOO HOO! That is awesome!


  4. Walt M says:



  5. thebookqueen says:

    Sorry for being a bit late in stopping by– but *throws confetti* Congratulations! 😀 I have to agree with them–I hope to see the book on shelves soon, too!



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