I MADE IT! October 11, 2007
I am one of five finalists in the First Romance Competition.
Read all about it HERE.
You all did this, you know that, right? I thank each one of you who took the time to read and vote -- I thank you with all my heart. My little book is going to be read by Simon & Schuster, and who CARES if I win or not, that's so FREAKIN' COOL! Also, it's literally a first draft, sent out into the cold world, so if it comes hightailing back and tries to hide under my apron, I will fix it up and send it out again, and I will be able to put in the query letter that I was a finalist in this national competition. (Winner will be announced on October 30th.)
That's the best. Damn.
Thank you. (And more thanks to you darlings who got the notification and sped over here to leave your congratulations. SO nice of you. YAY!)