Thursday, May 3, 2012

First Submission Window Now Open!

Note to all writers planning to try for a slot in tonight's window: You must COPY AND PASTE your blog address from the URL bar when you sign up for "The Writer's Voice." Otherwise, the widget might kick you out. So if I were you, I'd have my blog open in another window and the URL copied before 9:00 p.m. EDT so that all I'd have to do is type in my name and paste my URL.

Please note that WE’RE ONLY ACCEPTING 75 ENTRIES IN THE FIRST SUBMISSION WINDOW. We're closing the widget at 75 entries, so if more than 75 people sign up, WE WILL DELETE THE ADDITIONAL ENTRIES and ask those people to try again in the second submission window. Once you secure your slot in the widget, please check out yesterday's post for specific instructions on how to post your entry and e-mail it to us.

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45 comments:

Robyn Lucas said...

Yay! I made it :)

Jenny Kaczorowski said...

Here goes!

Matthew MacNish said...

Wow. This is filling up fast! Best of luck to all who enter.

Becca C. said...

WOO! I'm in! #2!

Escape Artist said...

Oh my gosh! My heart was pounding. Names were up with my first refresh at 9a.m.! Phew!

Cheryn Yaeger said...

Woooo excited!!!

Lisa Rosenman said...

Thanks for hosting the contest

Katie Slivensky said...

First blog contest I'm ever entering! Wooo!

Huntress said...

Doin' the Snoopy dance!

Betsy said...

I'm not sure if it worked or not, but I signed in! How fun! Thanks!

Lyla said...

Woot! Yay, I made it! I'm so excited.

Jennie Bailey said...
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Ben Spendlove said...

Holy moly, this is a hot commodity. 59 names in 60 seconds.

Jennie Bailey said...
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Jessica Lee Parsons said...

Hooray! Just want everyone to know it's 6:00 AM where I live.

Traci VanWagoner said...

Dang! That filled up fast! By the time I finished typing my name, it was too late. I should have a shorter name.

Escape Artist said...

Can you believe that?! Wow. Fast or what?
Jennie, I think it's because it's a combination of all four blogs and it gets thrown in together and does a re-jive.

rispah22 said...

Holy crow, 149 in under two minutes :O

Kathryn Thompson said...

Here we go.

Huntress said...

oh. never mind. :(

Betsy said...

LOL - nevermind! It said I was number 2 when I signed in, but I'm 101 on the list so I missed the cutoff. Good luck guys who made it in!

Eric Steinberg said...
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Eric Steinberg said...

Made it...barely. Thanks for running a great contest.

Ben Spendlove said...

Hey, that happened to me to. I was 59, but now I'm not on the list.

Kristen Wixted said...

I just did this and it said I was 45, and now I don't see me there? How did that happen?

Suzi said...

*sigh* will try again later

Alaskan Ninja said...

Five o'clock in the morning here! When I signed in it said #4, when I refreshed I was #30. I'm not refreshing again...

Jessica Lee Parsons said...

Oh. Never mind. Try again tonight!

Kelly Metz said...

Made it and posted!

Huntress said...

As Ahhnold said, "I'll be back."
*BG*

thanks for putting this on, btw.

Kristen Wixted said...

Krista, I don't even see my name on the list anywhere, and I absolutely did enter and I saw my name on 45. So I understand some people got moved down when they refreshed, but is it possible someone got completely deleted?
I'm just confused.
I'll have another go tonight, but still confused. Thoughts?

TB said...

I'll check it out again tonight.

I'll have a blog URL by then. :)

Katie Slivensky said...

Same deal here as with many of you. It said I was number 2 as soon as I entered, but upon refreshing I'm not on the list at all. Confusing. I guess I'm not in...?

Valerie said...

That was bananas you guys. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Matthew MacNish said...

For all those who saw one number and then refreshed (it happened to me too, moved from 25 to 58) it's due to the nature of the linky list and how it polls the data from all the sites. When you first signed in, it hadn't had time to poll all the other entries. It doesn't mean anyone was deleting you, or that you did anything wrong, it's just the nature of the internet.

Best of luck to all who made it in!

Kristen Wixted said...

That is INSANE. I will have my super-typing-power gloves on tonight, then.
Thanks, Matt.
I'm glad to know I wasn't alone.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Matthew, thanks for clearing that up. Yes, I believe it just organized everyone from all four blogs into one list, and when it did that, some people were farther down the list than they thought:(

I believe the master list has settled now, so whatever your number is now is what it'll be. If you didn't make it in ths time, please come back tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT (or 6:00 p.m. PDT)!

April Wall said...

Got in at #61, yay! Good luck to us all and thanks to these wonderful ladies for giving us this incredible opportunity. Getting up before my peepers were ready was totally worth it :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Krista, FYI, I've been visiting all the blogs, to say hi, and it looks like number 67 - tonja Drecker, accidentally added as extra S so her url is ...blogspotS.com. If you remove that S, the url then takes you to her actual blog. If you want to let whoever admins the linky list know, they should be able to fix it.

Thanks. :)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks for letting us know, Matthew. I'll make sure Brenda sees it; she's our resident widget expert:)

T.L. Bodine said...

*lurks for the 2nd round* so much excitement!

Laurie Muench said...

Yay, I made it! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful opportunity

Laurie Zerwer said...

Wahoo! A spot of sunshine today :)

Carolyn Abiad said...

I think I'm in! I tried this morning, but it kicked me out.
Crossing fingers!

T. Drecker said...

Matthew - Krista...
Thanks for fixing my linky! My kids hocked around me, counting down - more excited than I (which was hard :)) Next time, I won't tell them until afterwards.

Oh - and I forgot to put the link in my first e-mail so I sent another

Guess I'm a TERRIBLE contest enterer... Sorry.