Wow, this year has really had me in a tailspin. With so much going on in the family, I have not had as much time to focus on the wonderful world of blogging as I would have hoped. But I just had to tell you guys the news that blew my socks off yesterday morning:
My manuscript, Guardian, finaled in the Paranormal category for the prestigious Golden Heart® award, sponsored by Romance Writers of America®. For anyone who is wondering, this is a competition that recognizes excellence in unpublished romantic fiction. It’s kind of like the Academy or Oscar awards for aspiring romance authors. So um, let me just say with as much somber dignity as possible, “Squeeeeeeee!!!” I’m still pinching myself. 🙂
So far, announcements about the RITA and Golden Heart finalists have been made at RWA , Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. I keep thinking I’m going to wake up and this is all going to be some crazy dream. I am a 2013 Golden Heart finalist. <– Now I have to post this blog and read and re-read that sentence until it finally sinks in. . .