Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Krista and I have finaled in the Touched By Love Contest!!!!
Oh yes! And we are floating high in the sky. I might be floating a tad bit higher than Krista, but that is only because she is with child...water weight, ya know. ;) (I only tease people I really, really love!)
All the finalist were notified by email on Sunday. By Sunday night, we had received our scoresheets and comments. And I am happy to say that both Krista and I got scores that made us smile. Now we start with a clean slate and five published authors will judge the finalists.
The hard part about this is going to be the wait. The results will be announced at the RWA Conference in Florida sometime in July. That's like two whole months! Oh Lord, keep me busy so that I forget about it! Oh wait, I didn't really mean that during my summer off from work! What was I thinking?
I don't know about Krista, but I am going to finish editing my manuscript. I am thinking her manuscript is the one she edited during Christmas...while we raced to be the first to finish editing. Obviously, she won! So I am going to get it done and be ready for...well, whatever happens. (And I will be able to say I can edit a book!)
One of the most exciting things about the whole thing has been finaling with a friend. There is something about Krista sharing it with me that makes my heart smile. Of course, all the wonderful, encouraging words from fellow writers has been amazing! What a great support network! Thank you so much for slipping on your dancing shoes and cutting a rug with us!
So you writers out there, have you entered contests? Have you finaled? Won? How did you feel? How did you handle the wait? Inquiring minds want to know...
Did I miss anything, Krista?