A few weeks ago I entered a Pitch/first 250 words contest over atEbysswriter's Blog, which was judged by Gina Panettieri of Talcott Notch Literary Services. The winners were announced last night and though I did not win, I was one of four others who received an honorable mention (there were 88 entries overall). I have to say that honorable mention was a much needed boost to my otherwise waning morale; I've kind of been in a bit of a funk (constant rejections are hard to take!) and trying to find some motivation to keep plowing forward. I've entered my share of blog hosted/agent judged contests and never won, so I'm quite happy to gave gotten an honorable mention this time around. My post is here: Link
Otherwise, I'm not writing anything new yet, I have a few ideas but none of them have gripped me enough to start plotting a book. Reading wise, I'm on the cusp of finishing the fantastic City of Fallen Angels, but admittedly I've been dragging my hands with reading it because I don't want it to end! But I have four books on my bookshelf waiting for me to read, and more coming out soon, so I need to get on top of finishing it off.