Thursday, March 20, 2008

Round 1 is over


Wow, so how did everyone do? I hate to brag..... but, I DID AWESOME!!! WHOOT!! The tournament consisted of 16 match offs. There were 8 in historical romance and 8 in category romance. The historical romance competition was held over at Dear Author and the category romance competition was held over at Smart Bitches. Every 3 hours, from 9 am to 9 pm, each website held two match offs. I am so proud to say that I got 15 out of the 16 matches right!! You can view the official standings here and if you click on my name Jill D (I am 4th from the top - whoot!) you can see my bracket. How cool is all this? They are going to continue with the tournament tomorrow so definitely check it out, if you haven't already, and vote!

On a little side note, if you look at Nora R's bracket. This is Nora Roberts's picks. Eeeeeeck!! Isn't that neat, she is playing too! Of course, she voted for High Noon to win it all. I don't blame her, though, and she just might win the tournament. But so far, I am beating her by one point (tee hee hee).


Christine said...

Hey Jill!!
I watched your progress today and was so excited to see you doing so well. I am somewhere in the middle... ChristineA. Not too bad. Good luck tomorrow!!! :)

I giggled when I saw Nora playing along and having voted for her own book, but why the heck not, right?

This tournament is really fun. I hesitated to enter, but I'm so glad I did- Its exciting. Until I drop to the bottom, that is! LOL

Shannon said...

Woo hoo! Tiedfor 1st, go Jill! Now I am all sad that I did not enter. :( I will have to live vicariously through you.

I think this all makes me love Nora even more. She was one of the first romance authors I ever read. The fact that she has humor enough to participate in this tourney with everyone...FAB-ulous!

nath said...

Good job Jill :D

I just didn'T understand how this was going to be played out, so I sat out. but it sounds like you're having lots of fun :)

ps - I have a question, did you read High Tigh by Christina Dodd?

Sarai said...

Well I entered and am SaraiJ My Fair Captin all the way baby!! that's my motto for now! Congrats on being at the top I am somewhere in the middle I think?
So much fun...

Jill D. said...

Christine, This tournament is totally taking up way too much of my time. I was at work today and found myself refreshing the pages way too often. I should have been doing work, when I was blogging LOL! I am glad to see you participated. I looked at your bracket, still have quite a few choices left and are still in the running. It is a lot of fun isn't it?

Nora totally cracked me up! If I was her I would definitely be voting for my own book! Hell yeah!

Shannon, Well I didn't do so hot today. I lost quite a few matches. Oh well, so it goes. I am still having a great time. I was looking through the brackets today to see if I noticed any other authors. I saw one labeled Susan G. I wonder if that is Susan Grant. I am sure other authors have entered but I know for a fact that Nora R. is Nora Roberts. It is so cool to be playing side-by-side someone of her caliber.

Nath, I am definitely having a blast. I am guessing you meant Thigh High... I just bought it tonight, but I haven't read it yet. I was going to email you but I was afraid to commit. I am going to read it this weekend and then maybe we can do a joint review. I was thinking this might be interesting since we don't always agree. What do you think?

Sarai, I checked out your bracket and you have done pretty well today. You are near the top and you just might trump us all. Good job. I on the other hand didn't have as great a day as I did yesterday. Oh well, I am still having a blast!

Christine said...

So glad I wasn't the only one spending way too much time refreshing pages every three hours... or more!

You're doing great! I'm impressed. :) And Sarai is creeping up the list, too! I'm sinking rather quickly, though! LOL

nath said...

Hi Jill :) Yes, that's what I meant ^_^; Thigh High... man, it's so sad. sometimes, it happens to me to invert words when I talk, but in writing too?!? :P Sigh :) I'd really like to make a buddy review with you :) Just email me when you're done :) My email address is in my profile :P

Jill D. said...

Hi Nath, I finished Thigh High, but I didn't see your email address on your profile. Maybe I am not looking in the right place. Anyway, my email address is This should be interesting. I haven't ever done a joint review before.

Kate said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!! I'm doing terrible on it, tied for 135th or something like that :) (Unfortunately my NCAA brackets aren't working out much better.)

nath said...

Hi Jill :D

I'll send you my thoughts soon :D

Jill D. said...

Hi Kate, Well, since the second round I have gone down in the rankings, LOL! Oh well, maybe I will make a come back.