So, I'm doing the April A-Z challenge. At least today I am. We'll see if I manage to be consistent about it through the month.
But it's pretty perfect because today my ABNA rank in the Kindle store is 738. Which is pretty good, and I'm pretty proud of it, even though it means pretty much nothing.
Okay, let me back up. I assume that most of you know what ABNA is, right? Amazon Breakthough Novel Award? Well, this is Amazon's 4th year to have the contest that is also sponsored by Penguin, who will award two publishing contracts to two lucky contestants.
I entered my young adult fantasy novel, White as Snow. Let's just say I haven't been eliminated yet. My pitch got me through round one, and my excerpt got me through round two. Now we're in round three. The excerpts are posted on Amazon.com for free download, so it's cool to see how many people are downloading and reading my excerpt. It doesn't increase my chances to move on to round four, but it helps me feel a bit validated.
If you're curious, feel free to download the excerpt here. And while you're at it, I don't mind if you download the Perilous ebook also. If you feel so inclined. (Hint: the link is on my right sidebar.)
Anyone else in ABNA?