Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Contest on Standby

The contest was not set up correctly.  My fault.

Please stand by.

54 comments:

Dee White said...

I was accepted as number 32 but when I went to pay it said that I had paid already. What do I do now?

Thanks.

Sarah Cook-Raymond said...

According to @authoressanon's Twitter feed, entries are not valid because the payment setup wasn't working. She's trying to fix the issue now and will re-open the site. Everyone will have to start anew.

Sarah Cook-Raymond said...

It looks like they plan to have it back up at 10 am EST.

Deana said...

nooononononono. I think my heart might explode:)

Riley Redgate said...

Noooo! I'm back in class at 10 AM!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I guess I'm out. I have to take my kids to school at that time.

Alaina said...

Submit again? Well, guess I'll have to use the other window; I'll be in class.

Roxanne said...

Where did you see 10? I didn't see that. Thanks!

Danielle La Paglia said...

There is a second day to enter if you aren't available at 10am. You can try again on Thursday (11/3).

Authoress - you poor thing. *hugs*

Roxanne said...

I see. If you click on the link it says 40 minutes.

Escape Artist said...

Oh my! I got confirmation, but now...it's so late here.
Have work tomorrow. Will we really have to re-submit?

Danielle La Paglia said...

@Roxanne - when you click "submit" it tells you to check back in 40 minutes (or whatever...it's counting down until 10am)

T.L Tyson said...

Patience must be tested from time to time.

None of us can avoid it. Not even Authoress.



Chin up!

Deana said...

No doubt TL:)

Jessica May Lin said...

Some people paid through Donate. What should they do?

Authoress said...

I'm in tears and you are all wonderful. Really.

Leigh Ann said...

Oh no! (((HUGS)))

Looks like I'm gonna miss this round (need to leave for work,) but I'm still cheering everyone else on!

Good luck guys!

Marie Rearden said...

*faints* I actually got my entry in. Oh no! I'm actually begging for you to accept the entries that already came through. Begging! Because I absolutely have to get back to work, and Thursday's out. Did I mention I'm begging? :)

Love you! You're awesome! Sorry for all your stress!

Deana said...

Don't cry authoress, we love you for even being willing to do this for all us crazy people!

K.T. Crowley said...

Oh no! It'll be fine, no worries! You're the best for doing everything you do!

Joy said...

Take a deep breath Authoress. Stuff like this happens to everyone. It'll all work out.

Brenda Drake said...

Oy! Good thing there's left-over Halloween candy this morning. <3

Karie said...

No tears, Authoress! We love you!

Dee White said...

Thanks for the information. Oh authoress, I feel for you. What a nightmare for you. Hope for your sake it's all sorted out soon.

Melinda said...

What if you accepted those entries that went in, then re-open for the rest to fill up. Then those who entered at first but don't get payment in by the next slot, add those to that days???????

Would that make everyone happy?

Just an idea. :) **MORE HUGS**

matril said...

Consider this a virtual hug. You're amazing, Authoress, and for all the work you put into this you really ought to get some kind of medal or something. :)

Tammy said...

Don't cry, it will all work out ;-)

RaeFo123 said...

You're doing a wonderful thing here. How we possibly be less than patient with you?

Hang in there.

Karennina said...

Dry your tears, dear Authoress. Here, have a candy bar. :) It's ok. You're doing so much for us already!

Jamie Grey said...

We all appreciate everything you do for us! How could we not be supportive at just a tiny little hiccup :) *Hugs*

Authoress said...

I'm just so sorry for all of you who entered. I have to cancel that contest because there is no way to administrate it. It would be a nightmare. So we have to start from scratch.

I'm still waiting on Michael. He's 2 hours behind me so I'm hoping he will wake up soon. :(

Lori Saltis said...

Stuff happens. We appreciate all your hard work! I can imagine how stressful this must be for you. Hang in there.

Escape Artist said...

So does that mean the countdown showing now isn't correct? Just want to know whether to hit the hay or hang in? : )

Stefanie Gaither said...

I'll add one more round of "it happens" and "no tears, authoress!" I would hug you but I'm not really a hugger. I DID just pull some snickers brownies out of the oven, though, so I'll send you a plate of those =)Thanks for all you do!

Vicki Tremper said...

Authoress, I am virtually sending you my bucket of leftover Halloween candy. Sorry, no cashews. Hang in there and we'll all hang with you!

Thanks for this and all you do for writers!

Authoress said...

Escape Artist -- I have created a new contest, which is what you see counting down right now. The first contest has been shut down.

I KNOW YOU'RE TIRED! :-(( I'm so sorry. The window will be open for 8 hours. I know MG/YA is popular, but I don't know if all 150 will fill up that quickly. I know it's a gamble.

:(

Escape Artist said...

No trouble Authoress! Wasn't sure as you said Michael was two hours away or something, so I thought you might start it later in the day! Chin up!
This sort of thing happens to me all the time!
Please laugh!
: )
Big hugs!!!

Elissa said...

Steph - those brownies sound delish! Let's all have a virtual brownie party whilst we wait. Nom nom nom.

Authoress said...

You know it's bad when I don't even want brownies. :-((

Tara said...

Hugs for you, Authoress. Thank you for everything you do for us!!

And if my entry gets in today (whenever the redo happens), I'll be happy to proxy for someone else on Thursday morning if you can't submit then. I'm usually pretty fast on the cut-and-paste. =)

Authoress said...

Escape, I think I may push the contest back to noon NYC to give Michael plenty of time. That's where I'm leaning right now.

Authoress said...

Escape, I think I may push the contest back to noon NYC to give Michael plenty of time. That's where I'm leaning right now.

Authoress said...

Escape, I think I may push the contest back to noon NYC to give Michael plenty of time. That's where I'm leaning right now.

Elissa said...

Authoress - well, I'll just save you one wrapped in a paper towel.

Stefanie Gaither said...

Elissa- They are INCREDIBLY delicious. I'll pop more in the oven so there's plenty to pass around. When life gives you lemons...make brownies...or something like that =) And they reheat well, Authoress, so we'll just wrap one up for you! They're especially good warm with ice cream on top...

Elizabeth Light said...

No problem, Authoress I've got a can of soda and lots of chocolate bars. I'm more than happy to wait.

bdell said...

I can retry at 10 AM or noon.


Hugs!

Escape Artist said...

Thanks for the heads up! : )
Michael sounds like a handy one to have around!
Don't worry it'll get there in the end. It's a huge undertaking and you've been going gangbusters!
Is it too early over there for a glass of red?

Authoress said...

Is 9:00 am too early? ;D

Escape Artist said...

Welllll....me thinks maybe, but under the circumstances, half a glass! You are an angel! There's a lot of love out here. Remember that! Good night!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Don't worry Authoress....

Cyber crap ALWAYS happens... It's just how it is sometimes. However could enter at the time will be the lucky ones.

That's just how it is with contests... it's all timing and luck.

You are the best .... you care so much and we all know that.

Carla Munro said...

I too have to drop the kids to school! Ack! It's pouring rain here in Wanaka NZ and hubby is away! %&$*@) Is it wrong to make the kids walk in the rain???

paulak said...

Ah oh. Just saw there was a glitch. I was wondering about payment. I was number 30 but didn't pay. Does that mean I am now out? Do I resubmit or is it too late?

Authoress said...

Paulak -- The first contest is null and void, so yes, you will have to resubmit on Thursday. I'm sorry!