Thursday, June 01, 2006

My son won!!!

He won an essay contest! This was a national competition put on by the National Guard in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Corp of Discovery expedition. They chose ten essays from each state and his was one of Oregon's! He will represent our state with an all expenses paid trip to North Dakota to take part in a youth rendezvous. He will walk the Lewis and Clark trail, take part in numorous celebrations and events, and even visit Fort Mandan. He will be gone for a week. I am so proud of him. He took forever to finish the stupid thing with everything else he has going and finished the last paragraph the day before the competition ended:) I guess I'm not the only writer in the family!

In other news... it's JUNE! Which means I am done, done, done with all those articles. Actually, I have to rewrite two of them, because I hurried so much, but I only have four to do this month so far and I am only taking a couple of more. It will be a month of fiction. YES! On the upside, I made oodles of money this month which will surely come in handy.

Oh, and does anyone know of any online plotting worksheets? Soemthing I can download that will help me tighten the plot on my cat romance? The line I am targeting is only 50,000-55,000 words long so it needs to pack a punch. I talked to agent McDreamy and she does rep cats so I am good as far as that goes. Am excited to get started!


The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

That's great news, Teri! I remember a family road trip one year where my folks took us down through Oregon to follow the Lewis and Clark Trail. Guess I inherited my dad's love of history. :-) But of course, not even the history we have back east can rival the history I saw in Europe. That's almost incomprehensible how far back certain places date. To be touching walls built in 400 A.D. just blew my mind when I was there. :-)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your son, Teri :)

Rachel Vincent said...

Contrats to your son!

And I hope you have a very productive fiction writing month.

Any news about your submissions?

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