Today, Ray Rhamey posted my first page from The Ashes of Home on Flogging the Quill. He turned the page and, so far, so have the majority of voters (10 to 2 in favour at the time of posting).
Cue happy dance (while no-one is looking).
I'm relieved as well as happy, because this opening hasn't yet been critiqued and cleaned up. In fact, it has never before been seen outside of my laptop. A couple of weeks ago, Ray posted on his blog a plea for more submissions because he was starting to run out. So I duly obliged, but it had to go in raw and unreviewed.
Also today, Rachelle Gardner posted the winners of her "One Sentence Summary" contest. I sent in the one sentence pitch for Ghosts, but it didn't make it anywhere near the finish line. Oh well. With five hundred entries in the contest I think I'm in good company. And the winners were good.
Cue compensatory libation (as if I need an excuse).