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Genesis Contest Finalist!

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!

40 comments:

  1. I am jumping up in excitement for you!!!! SOO cool that you are a double finalist! CONGRATS Girlfriend!

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  2. Oh, I just saw on the loop and yelped for joy for you!! Wow! TWO! Oh, my, that is so great!!

    CONGRATULATIONS, Jody!

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  3. Congrats Jody!!! I am so proud of you and happy for you!!!

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  4. Congrats Jody!!! That is wonderful news!!!

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  5. Yay! Yay! Yay!!!

    I'm soooo happy for you!! Two?! Awesome! I hope you celebrate tonight!!

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  6. Thank you all so much for sharing in this joy with me! You guys are so awesome!

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  7. Just put the list up on my blog! I'm so excited for you!!!

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  8. Thanks Christina! I just keeping thinking of your experience from last year! I'll have both my MS's ready to pitch at ACFW in Sept!

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  9. Yay! Yay! I am sooooo excited for you. Congratulations!

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  10. Oh my gosh, Jody, I'm just thrilled for you! I've been close to success before, and I can certainly imagine the gamut of feelings you're going through.

    Best to you with finals - and congratulations!

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  11. Super Duper Whoot! That's fantastic.

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  12. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations! That's fabulous news! :)

    GOOD LUCK--with the edits and with the final round.

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  13. I'm so happy for you Jody! When I read your post I imagined myself getting the call - I think I would have gone nuts! Get to work, girl! I sent you an email - but you're on your way! I feel like Dr. Seuss and I want to read you that book... you know that book. What's the one called? The Places You'll Go!! That one!

    Can I live vicariously through you at the moment? :)

    Pleaes keep us updated on how things go! Do you know when they make the final announcement of winners?

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  14. Joooddddyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! I just heard the news and am sooooo incredibly excited for you! You are so deserving and I am just so stinkin' proud for you!

    Sorry about the cat trauma....sigh.

    So, in the next round, do they require the full manuscript? Have you finished that last chapter? And how long of a wait to find out the final results?

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  15. Woo hooooooooooo Jody!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! And the cats better get used to such things because I hope there are many more in your future!! (Accepted pieces, not cats.)

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  16. That's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MEGA congrats!!!

    Now polish, polish, polish!! :)

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  17. Much congrats to you in placing in the finals!! These are just the kind of days we live for as writers. Good luck with polishing, and many best wishes!

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  18. Hi Jody -

    WooHoo! I'm doing the Snoopy Dance for you. What a great accomplishment!

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  19. Woohooooooooooooooo!

    That IS awesome! :-) I'm so excited for you guys and can't wait to hear what happens. This is truly cool. :-)

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  20. Congratulations Jody! Looks like all that hard work is paying off. Doubly cool.

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  21. Congratulations, Jody! A double finalist! Celebrate, you deserve it!

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  22. I'm overwhelmed and humbled by your congratulations! I so appreciate every word and have read every comment! Sorry I don't have time to respond to you individually, but please know your outpouring of love will be with me over the next couple of days! Thank you ALL!!

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  23. WOW!! What doubly delightful news. Congratulations. Enjoy the thrill.

    All the best to you as you polish those entries until they sparkle with your brilliance.

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  24. Congratulations, Jody! Enjoy the moment :)

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  25. DOUBLE congrats! Can't wait to hear more.

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  26. saw that you finaled while i was checking email from the road! congratulations, jody! i imagine you were excited twice over!! what a major accomplishment for you in your writing career. wishing you the best from san bernadino, CA!!

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  27. Congratulations, Jody! I know you've worked hard for this. Is it weird to say I'm proud of you? :D
    ~ Wendy

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  28. That is so wonderful! Congratulations! I'm jumping up and down for you, too, and I don't even know you. Well, not that well. But I'm so excited for you! Way to go!

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  29. FABULOUS news, Jody! Congrats!!!

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  30. Congratulations. I'd jump up and scream for you, but my co-workers might think I was going postal and shoot me or something. That is too cool though; here's hoping everything continues to go as well.

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  31. Jody:
    Yip, yip, yippeee dippeee for you and for God!!! I am so happy for you, i may go home and scare my cats under the bed!!!
    How many entries were there?
    I will pray for you as you revise...
    Love Jen

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  32. Jody,
    Congratulations. Sent you a friend request on Facebook. I look forward to learning more about your book!

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  33. Jodi what awesome news, congratulations. I will pray your reviewing will go well.

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  34. Thanks again to all of you for your encouraging congrats! The editing is going great! I've got one down and one to go! Thanks for your prayers!

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  35. Congratulations!! That is so exciting. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog because I'm enjoying looking at your posts. I'll be praying for you as the contest continues:)

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  36. Thanks Kara! I will covet your prayers!

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