Monday, December 19, 2011

I'm On TV!!

There are many ways I could intro this piece, but I'm going to leave it simple. As I mentioned on Friday, there was a reason I wasn't around to blog during Cruising Altitudes fabulous Deja Vu Blogfest.

Most of you know that I entered the Meegenuis Picture Book contest. I'm not a big fan of writing contests via public vote, because they feel more like popularity contests than writing ones; however, when I discovered that one of the main prizes would be the entire Meegenuis Library donated to my local elementary school I just had to enter. Though the contest is over and I didn't make it into the top five, I ended up in the 32nd slot out of 300 other writers. Not bad for a little girl from a small northern town.

What this contest has brought me is just as valuable. The outpouring of support for me and my teeny picture book manuscript has been amazing. I am confident, now, that this story will find a published home. I want to thank all of YOU who voted and have shared encouraging comments with me. Participating in this contest has also enriched my pageant experience. I was interviewed about the pageant and my book via internet TV in between periods at one of my two oldest sons' hockey games. I've also been asked to speak about writing at three different schools in Maine.

This all led me to Friday and the reason I wasn't able to blog. I had to travel an hour and a half from my home to one of Maine's television stations - a FOX station. There, I was interviewed live-on air about my picture book, the contest, and my candidacy for Mrs. Maine 2012. The experience was surreal yet amazing. I guess I'll let you be the judge of that, though. Feel free to pass on watching my clip. I've yet to watch it. *shivers*  

So much for simple.


20 comments:

  1. Congrats Sheri! And can I just say your hair is gorgeous?

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  2. That was great, Sheri! WTG! They gave you a huge segment! Congratulations.

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  3. Wow, Sheri! That's fantastic. You did a great job in that interview!

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  4. Very cool, and I think you're excused for not blogging Friday!

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  5. That was cool seeing you on TV and and hearing you talk. Now you're more real. Not that you weren't real before. :D

    That would have been an amazing prize for your school. Congrats on doing so well in the rankings.

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  6. OH. MY. GOSH! Is is SO amazing to see you in the 'almost' flesh!!! Such a great interview! Woohoo! So proud of you!!!! XOXO

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  7. Sheri!!!! SO AWESOME! Great interview! It was cool to see you in "person". =D

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  8. Aaaaaack! You're famous!!! I can say I knew you when....

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  9. Sheri, you did great! And I didn't know you were in the running for Ms. Maine. Whoa...

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  10. OMG!!!! You were awesome! I can't believe everything you do. Good luck with the pageant. I can be all, "I know Mrs. Maine!" Cuz, you know, it's all about me. :P LOL!

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  11. Wait, you didn't watch it yet?!?! You were so adorable and amazing (cool as a cucumber)! And do I detect a little eastern accent, Missy?!? xoxo

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  12. Your interview was wonderful. If you were nervous, I couldn't tell. Great job!!

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  13. How awesome for you! And much luck competing (though you seem to have a natural knack for speaking...that will take you far!!)!

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  14. omg! You are so awesome! Look how great you look, and you seem so relaxed and confident. Totally cool! You ROCK! Woo hoo! :D

    And that is fantastic that you made it to 32 out of 300! That is AMAZING!!! Whoot! <3

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  15. You are TOTALLY forgiven for not being there on Friday!!!! I watched your video twice, it was so cool! And 32 out of 300 is great! Way to go Sheri! :)

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  16. WOW! Oh my I would have been petrified, but I bet you did so AWESOME! Congrats!!

    Have a great Christmas!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  17. Great interview! You're so poised on camera. I'm terrible when it comes to talking in front of people. Good luck in your run for Mrs. Maine!

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