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Luck Be My Lady Today …


Sometimes, luck is everything.

Take today, for example. I joined hundreds if not thousands of other authors hoping for literary representation in a superstar competition from The Knight Agency called Speed Date 2.

The basic premise: from 12:00 – 1:00 pm today, enter your name in the comments section so that it can be pulled at random to be one of 125 contestants. From there, the game’s afoot and by March 28 the list will be whittled down and down and down until, finally, there’s a winner.

At 12:03, I was number 132. At 12:46, there have been 403 comments posted … which we can assume means 403 entrants.

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Luck takes center stage today in the first round, when 125 names will be drawn at random from the legions entering. If I make that cut, then I submit the first three pages of my manuscript, Mine By Design, by tomorrow.

From there, skill and talent take over.  The 125 contestants send in the first three pages of their manuscripts by March 8. Then on March 10, 25 entrants advancing to round two submit the first ten pages of their manuscripts. By March 14 the list will be culled down to 15 entrants, who send the first three chapters; then on to March 17 and the three finalists who submit the whole manuscript. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Monday, March 29.

So of course I’m rooting for myself, both in the luck of the draw today, and further throughout the month of March. But what a whirlwind competition. And what an agency to do something so fun and out of the ordinary. Some lucky, talented author may find themselves with a literary agent on April 1. And that’s no joke!


Author: Dolly R. Sickles

Writer, mother, wife, adventurer, agent of change, advocate, ally, volunteer, instructor ... I'm never bored. I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense under the name Becky Moore, and children’s literature under the name Dolly Dozier. You can also check me out at MacMillan Publishing’s Heroes & Heartbreakers, where I’m a romance blogger. During the fall and spring, you can find me in the classroom teaching other folks how to follow their dreams or how to fund their community outreach at Wake Technical Community College, and Central Carolina Community College. During the summer and at random times during the year, I'm out adventuring with my family.

3 thoughts on “Luck Be My Lady Today …

  1. Lady Luck was not on my side today and I wasn’t one of the 125 chosen to participate … but that’s okay because I wasn’t eliminated because they didn’t like my story! Now I’m free to query TKA on my own, on my own time. Still a very cool competition.

  2. GOOD LUCK! Please do let us know what happens….I hope this is your lucky day!

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