Monday, September 6, 2010

New Voices Launch Day!!

Woot!

Alrighty, anyone submitting a New Voices first chapter gets into the Wall of Fame – please turn to your left. Y’all get your name, submission date, targeted category plus your MS title (if you like) locked in and the mere mortals around you must bow and kiss your feet.

When we all get into the top ten we’ll break out the champagne and fancy cheese.  Hey, I don’t care that they think it’s only going to be ten.  When they get a load of us...

I should catch your own submission announcements but in case a piano falls on my head and I miss it, drop me a line!

Good luck!
 
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23 comments:

Jackie Ashenden said...

Bring on the fancy cheese! Do we get it on toothpicks stuck in an orange? ;-) I love the Wall of Fame idea! What a lovely thing to do. I'll let you kow what I'm doing with mine when I do it...

Lacey Devlin said...

We'll have toothpicks stuck in orange for sure!

You might be first up on The Wall too, no one else seems to be finished yet - must mean the rest of us are lazy ;-).

I don't know about you but I think I'm doing a pretty good impression of waiting patiently for the site to change.

Haha who am I kidding?

Jackie Ashenden said...

Ha! That's cute! Hey, would you mind if I linked to your blog? I'm doing a post on the NV comp on the Sisters' site and I really like the idea of the Wall of Fame.

Lacey Devlin said...

No minding going on here. Go for it :). The Wall's going to get a big head.

Rachael Johns said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wall of fame idea too! I'll let you know when I upload mine - although it probably won't be in the next week cos it still need some edits!
:)

Angie Peters said...

Ooh, Wall of Fame - nice!

When is the website launching? I did the GMT time converter thingy (Me? Obsessed? Not at all!). And according to that, it should've launched hours ago!

Well, we continue waiting (sigh)...

Angie Peters said...

The website has just launched!

Lacey Devlin said...

Rach - Yay! I'm so glad everyone likes it. I get just as excited when someone I know submits/enters anything as I do when it's me :).

Angie - I know! I was expecting it to launch at midnight GMT too. They're trying to teach us patience ;-). I also thought I'd lost the plot and went diving for the time converter again, so we can sit in the looney bin together :).

Jo Dixon said...

Hi Lacey,

Okay, I did it. Yes, posted my first chapter to New Voices... but more importantly came out of lurking mode to tell you about it.

And I have to tell you, loading is NOT a piece of cake. Firstly, practically none of the formatting carries across, so you have to go through and tweak and fiddle for ages to get it looking right.

Luckily, they have a 'save draft' button which gives you a 'proof copy' to check over before you hit that horrid Submit button.

And yes, I hovered over that blasted this-is-your-final-chance-to-get-this-sucker-right button for a veeerry long time.

But it's done.

Not that you can see it yet... I guess there is a delay between uploading and making the chapter available (maybe a quick glance by the gals in London to make sure it's not some highly offensive piece of twaddle.)

Maybe I can be the first on your wall of fame ;)

Aideen said...

What a fabulous idea Lacey and such a wonderful way to support and encourage each other. You're a star.

Lorraine said...

Great idea Lacey :-)

Lacey Devlin said...

Jo that's FANTASTIC news! I'm going over to see it right now! I can't believe there are already 32 entries. That'll teach me for sleeping.

Thanks for the warning about entering. I can see myself spending hours checking and rechecking it and the format. Maybe they're trying to scare us out of hitting that button?

Consider yourself first on the Wall of Fame!

Since it's not uploaded yet (and I think you're probably right about them checking the entries) what was the category you entered under and the title (if you're happy to have those up on the wall too)?

I'm planning on doing a little update each day that anyone enters so that we can keep track of everyone and maybe even link it to their entry if the site will let me. Either way, because of how the site organises the entries (by title is one of the options) you’ll be easier to find! :).

Congrats Jo I hope you've got the bubbly out!

Lacey Devlin said...

Aideen & Lorraine - Thanks! I'm really looking forward to your entries. There's a spot reserved for you on The Wall ;-).

Jackie Ashenden said...

Lacey, hate to say it but that wall reminds me of the list of names on the side of a war memorial. :-) Or that could just be my state of mind.
Right, BRING ON THE CHEESE!

Lacey Devlin said...

Now, now you've got sparkly hearts and cheese now. You should start feeling better and a bit more like celebrating and dancing wildly on a table somewhere. Either that or I can pass you a paper bag to hyperventilate into... if you hold it right you've still got a hand free for the cheese...

Jo Dixon said...

Thanks for the lovely encouragement Lacey! I'm now feeling a tad anxious... since my entry is still not up, and those 32 entries all have date stamps that are later than mine... and I hit that submit button about two hours after the starter's gun !!!

I'm telling myself to breathe... I'm sure it hasn't been lost...

Okay, my story is a Contemp and it's called Gossip, Secrets and Lies. Maybe tomorrow it will be there in all its glory.

I hope so :(

Lacey Devlin said...

Never fear, if it doesn't turn up tomorrow and it looks like the Internet gobbled it, drop me an email or leave yours here. I'll send you the best avenues for asking questions and getting answers, so you can double check before resubmitting.

It's probably just the system it's all working under. I just bet it'll be there in all it's glory tomorrow:).

Rachael Johns said...

Hey - I just pressed send!! My entry is under Rachael Johns in Warm and Cosy and its title is 'One Rogue, One Damsel.'

Lacey Devlin said...

Go Rach! You sure showed that bug who's boss. You're in with plenty of time to spare. I can't wait to read it. I know it'll be fabulous! Great title too :).

Consider yourself the newest member on the Wall of Fame!

Rachael Johns said...

Aw thanks so much Lacey! Can't wait to read yours either cos you WILL enter :)

Lacey Devlin said...

Thanks Rach! Got my fingers crossed that I'll get there :).

Angie Peters said...

I've just entered my chapter 1!!!

I've entered as Angie Peters under Contemporary. Title is 'Warming the Sexy Stranger's Bed'.

I think I'm having heart palpitations...

Lacey Devlin said...

Squee! Congrats Angie! Heart palpitations are allowed with your cheese and champagne ;-).