Good News Today!

Just a quick post to tell the world that my manuscript, Raymond Mahaney, Soccer Failure, has been selected as a finalist in the Writer’s League of Texas Manuscript Competition! Of course, I won’t find out if I won until the conference in June… everybody start crossing fingers now. (Unless you need them to type your own award-winning manuscript! LOL)

The judge who wrote on my critique sheet noticed a few things (um… 2 missing paragraphs on pages 7 and 8? What in the world? That only happened because COMPUTERS HATE ME.) But here’s my feel-good for the week…. the final words on the crit. sheet are in bold and all caps, and I quote:


Are you listening out there, all you agents and editors? Get with it! (LOL! I guess I have to send it to more than two, right? )

Honest to goodness, I could (to paraphrase Mark Twain) live for a week on that compliment alone. WOO HOO!

Posted in Children's Fiction, Miscellaneous on 05/19/2009 07:41 pm


  1. shelli cornelison

    Congratulations, Nikki! Fingers crossed. Keep me updated.


  2. Way to go Nikki! WLT has some admirable competition, and you are to be commended. I met one of the entrants last June at the Happy Hour on Friday, and on Saturday, she won her category!!! She was overwhelmed with excitement, and I hope the same happens to you!


  3. Stacy S. Jensen

    Congratulations! That’s a real Woo Hoo moment! Hope you see you victorious at the conference. This will be my first year attending.


    • Nikki Loftin

      Thanks, Stacy! It’s my first year, too. I’ll be returning from Scotland two days before, so I’ll be the haggard-looking, jet-lagged one! But I would love to be haggard, jet-lagged, and victorious….


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