Dragon’s Mark 2009 Beacon Unpub – 2nd Place Finish


Okay kiddies, Results are in as the title of this blog outs, Dragon’s Mark came in Second to Bad Girl.  Congrats to Bad Girl author for her win.  Those of you who have followed this blog know we struck up a conversation cheering each other on to the finish.  When I said I was hoping for a one two finish I was more thinking me one, you two?? **grin**  Next time babe’  lol.

One of my judges shared that if she picked up a book and found that it had a me’nage theme she would put it down.  What can I say?  This is not the book for you.  I have two heroes and one heroine.  There’s no cliff hanger on how this is going to turn out. At least she/he didn’t say she/he would throw it at the wall.

No judge bashing here.  For the most part judges work very hard to make their comments relevant and educational.  And in all fairness, just because our tastes in literature differ she/he had some important helpful things to say in her specific comments.

So Yeah, Dragon’s Mark 2nd Place.  First contest for this book.  Second contest for me.  I’ve put this piece two more contests with more up to date edited versions.  We’ll see how it goes!

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5 responses to “Dragon’s Mark 2009 Beacon Unpub – 2nd Place Finish

  1. I’m so proud of you, Eden! I know I’ve told you before, but your story is amazing and I can’t wait to read more of it.

    • Aww you are the bomb! I’m trying to learn to include humor they way you do it so well in your writing. You read your pages and I enjoy a giggle over some thing that your characters are doing. Thanks for being my Breast friend.

      Remember sisters : Get your Mamogram. If you think your too busy or that it might be too uncomfortable consider the alternatives and think again. I wish I had.

      • You’re the bomb, too! I love hearing the laughter when I read at critique group. I feel fortunate that what I think is funny usually is to others, too.

        I was just sighing over my boobs this evening. Don’t get me wrong, I love ’em and never want them to leave again… but WHY did it have to be MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE??? 🙂

  2. I totally understand about content not being to a judge’s liking, and worrying that it will taint the remarks. The romance in “Bad Girl” is between two women. Trust me, I’ve had my share of worries : ) As a judge, I’ve had to set aside some personal dislikes for subgenres or what have you. Not easy, but I feel I owe the writer my unbiased opinion on whatever he/she wrote. And who knows, by reading something “out of your normal fare” you may find a gem that will get you to try some more. I’m sure your menage had that judge reconsidering a little bit : )

    Congrats again to you and “Dragon’s Mark.” You are definitely headed in the right direction. Fingers crossed for you in the other contests!

  3. Hm hm.. that’s very interessting but to be honest i have a hard time determining it… I’m wondering what others have to say….