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Tons of prizes, NaNo triumph
Sunday, November 30th, 2008

I’m playing at Ellora’s Cave’s chat loop all day today along with Shayla Kersten and Myla Jackson. We’ll be serving up warm, witty conversation, scintillating excerpts, and running contests with multiple drool-worthy prizes all day long! If you’re not a subscriber to EC’s loop, just send an email here: Join EC’s chat loop

Okay, so that’s the administrivia note for the day. Plenty other stuff is happening! Did I mention that I sold another Spice Brief to Harlequin? I don’t know when it will come out, but I have the contract ready to mail on Monday. Woohoo!

I met and exceeded my NaNoWriMo goal for the month of November, ending the writing challenge with 50,700 words! Okay, so non-writers are going to say, what’s the big deal? *I’m blowing raspberries at you*

The big deal is I showed fortitude, discipline and kicked ass (at least on paper) for a whole month. And it was fun—posting my progress, trying to find buddies to join me for timed writing sprints, and watching a story come together in just a month.

I cheated a wee bit. I worked on two stories—one of which I finished! That’s my yummy cowboy threesome story I mentioned yesterday. Do you want to see an excerpt?

And last, I wanted to remind you that I have a free story on my “For Readers” page. I recently uploaded chapters five and six of Knight Dreams, which continues my Immortal Knight series.

Readers at The Cave asked for a peek at the cover for Unleashing the Tiger, which will be out in March. And here it is!

14 comments to “Tons of prizes, NaNo triumph”

  1. Shayla Kersten
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 9:02 am · Link

    Woo hoo on it all! Glad you finished NaNo! I didn’t make it. Fourth year and I flub it… And congrats on the Spice Brief! Yay!!



  2. Delilah
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 9:11 am · Link

    Thanks, Shayla! You know you were the one to shame me into going for it. I watched you get excited about the challenge every year and had to try it for myself!



  3. Ashlyn Chase
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 10:36 am · Link

    Congratulations! My hat’s off to you!

    I think even non-writers would understand what a major accomplishment that is. If not, tell them to try it! :lol:



  4. Cathy M
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 11:59 am · Link

    WTG Delilah, and I would love to read an excerpt.



  5. Delilah Devlin
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Ash! Thanks so much. You’ll have to join us next year!!

    Cathy! I’ll post an excerpt tomorrow!



  6. Rasha
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm · Link

    Congrats Delilah keep up the good work :)



  7. icia
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 2:11 pm · Link

    only one word: YUMMY!



  8. Delilah
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 2:14 pm · Link

    Rasha! Thanks very much. Too bad you won’t see whether the effort was worth it for a while! :cry:

    Icia! No shit.



  9. Fedora
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Oh wow… OK, got distracted by that cover for a bit, Delilah! Congrats on the Nanowrimo and the contracts and everything! Yay, you!



  10. Delilah Devlin
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      · November 30th, 2008 at 9:19 pm · Link

    Fedora! Yeah, the cover seems to be a winner! Thanks!



  11. Brandy Walker
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      · December 1st, 2008 at 9:12 am · Link

    Congrats on everything. You’ve had a lot going on and been a busy bee. :smile:



  12. Delilah Devlin
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      · December 1st, 2008 at 10:54 am · Link

    Brandy! Yes, I have! Nice to see you here!



  13. jerporich
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      · December 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Several of my fav authors were wound and ready when NaNoWriMo started. I cheered them all. But, its gruelling and life gets in the way and…yea you have earned a HUGH accomplishment. Applauding loudly and flinging confetti :O)

    p.s. that cover?? I’ll take 10!!!



  14. Karin
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      · December 2nd, 2008 at 1:50 am · Link

    Way to go on passing your NaNoWriMo goal!