Monday, May 6, 2013

Operation Tree House Round Up

Hello, fellow tree dwellers!!! I'd like to thank everyone that took part in the Operation Tree House contest. The agents Danielle, Terrie, and Sarah were fabulous, the contest entries were off the hook talented and the support from everyone was outstanding! It was a lot of hard work,



BUT it was totally worth it in the end!  I hope you all made some connections through other writers that took part, and I'm REALLY hopeful there are a few agent-y connections too! *There were 66 entries, 32 for picture books (someone bowed out after the start date) and 33 for middle grade. Of those a total of 25 requests were made; 15 requests for MG and 10 requests for PBs!  I have a good feeling that I'll hear back from some of you in the coming weeks with very happy news. 





And when you do we shall dance.





Until then, I bid you adieu, ALL THE WORDS, and happy times in your own tree house!!! <3


Regards,
Squeaky

*updated info per request

18 comments:

  1. That was one scary, cool, fun ride, Jessica! *Sending you virtual bushels of filberts and almonds* :0)

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    1. Woot! Thank you! I'm glad you had fun!

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  2. Kudos to you for taking on the challenge of doing a contest, Jessica!

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! It was a lot of work, but I'm pleased with the results! :)

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  3. Um, I missed the round up. Where can I read about how everything went down? Thanks.

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    1. I updated by adding a line to show the number of entries and the number of requests! Thank you for asking. :)

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    2. Thanks, Jessica. Sooo, the request were made privately, I gather? And thanks for hosting the contest.

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    3. No,ma'am. The agents commented in the comment section of the post for the work they were interested in. I took down all of the posts on Friday to ensure everyone's privacy. :) I'd like to do another contest this summer, life permitting.

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  4. Thanks, Jessica, it was a ton of fun! And wow. I looked at ALL THOSE POSTS and thought, "HOW did she manage that?" Your contest was much appreciated, but um...you'll be around here, posting other stuff? Maybe a squeak or two? :-)

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    1. Hahaha! Thank you! I really couldn't have done it all without the help of my good friend Laura. As far as keeping up with more posts, I tend to forget that I have this blog. lol I'll have to make sure to do posts every so often!

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  5. Thanks, Jessica! That was a lot of fun.

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    1. You're welcome and thank you for participating!

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  6. It was great! Thanks again for putting this all together. And thanks to the agents who came out to play!

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    1. Thank you for participating!! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. You and Laura have my deep appreciation for setting up this contest. I hadn't felt that nervous in many years, and seeing all those outstanding entries...WOW! And the support I feel from the writing community is pure and wonderful. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Rob! I hope to hear great things for everyone and there was definitely a great wealth of talent! Keep me posted on your progress!

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  8. Yikes, I forgot to check if I was chosen. I thought we'd be notified via email. My bad. Any way to check now?

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  9. Anyway we can get an update? I've heard nothing back from either of the agents who requested.

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