I'm so excited I can hardly sit as I type this post! I double finaled in the Genesis Contest through ACFW! Both of my historical romance entries made it to the final round!
Over the past couple of weeks many of us have been chewing our fingernails to stubs in anticipation of the results! Every time the phone rang we'd go into near convulsions running to it--just in case it was THE call, because only finalists get THE call.
I'm not exactly sure when my call came. I was gone for a few hours today and when I walked in the door, of course the first place I looked was my answering machine. Low and behold it was blinking with a new message. I prayed it wasn't another of the hundred-a-day ad calls that I get.
End of story? I got THE call from Mindy Obenhaus telling me that both of my entries finaled in the contest. So what did I do next? I jumped up and down then I screamed, and screamed, and screamed! (My cats are still traumatized and in permanent hiding under the bed.)
Anyway, I just had to share the excitement with all of you wonderful writing friends! I know you will truly understand what an exciting time this is for me! You are the best! I appreciate you so much!
P.S. I'll be taking a break from my usual Friday post. I have two days to polish both of my entries and send them back in for the final round of judging. So you know what I'll be doing every spare minute from now until Saturday night at midnight!
And now for something completely different.
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