Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ANNOUNCING: The Lynn G. Goodale Persistence Award

Since I launched my web site in 2005, I've held various contests. Some have been 'treasure hunts,' where visitors read my excerpts for a chance to win a free ARC. One was a chance to win a free 6-month subscription to the Aphrodisia Book Club. My biggest was the "Chase the Dream" writing contest, co-hosted with Leigh Michaels.

To my knowledge, Lynn Goodale has entered each contest. But, entering was not enough, for Lynn takes her contest entries every bit as seriously as her manuscript submissions. First, she wants to know what her odds are of winning. Then, if the odds are looking unlikely, she wants to know if she will win. Her inquiries are filled with such humor, they always make me smile.

When I'm not offering contents, Lynn still sends me the occasional email. These emails are oftentimes jokes. While I usually dislike being the recipient joke strings – namely because I'm already easily distracted by email when I should be doing other things (like writing) – I always find Lynn's amusing. Oftentimes they are laugh-out-loud funny. And many times they come on days where I need a good laugh, where the muse has disappeared, or I have doubts about my writing, or I am feeling overwhelmed.

And as I learned from the "Chase the Dream" contest, not only is Lynn persistent, she’s a talented writer – two traits that are crucial to getting published. It’s only a matter of time before I receive the I-Got-The-Call! email from Lynn.

So, I'd like to present Lynn with the Lynn G. Goodale Persistence Award as a way of saying 'thank you' for her ongoing support. In addition to an award certification, here are the prizes she's assured of winning:

Thank you, Lynn.


At 6:50 AM, Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Congratulations Lynn!!!!!!!

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Amanda Brice said...

How cool! Yay Lynn!

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Zinnia said...

This is very cool. Interesting concept for a contest.

RE: your comment on Amanda's Interview blog. Where do I find the time to write with everything going on? Insomnia, baby! Insomnia! ROFLMAO!

Stop by and visit me if you have a minute.

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Mia Romano said...

Go Lynn!! I love it!

At 6:36 PM, Blogger Rachelle Chase said...

Well, Zinnia, it didn't really start out as a contest. The idea just popped into my mind one day, as I was trying to think of a way to thank Lynn for her support.

Regarding your comment regarding my comment ... I'm not doing a very good job of balancing everything right now, though I home to get better next week. :-)

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by!

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Rachelle Chase said...

Uh, in that last post, I meant to say, "I HOPE to get better ..." Or maybe that was a Freudian slip ... ? :-)


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