I’m sure I’m not the only one counting down the
days hours until Golden Heart finalist calls go out.
To keep my nerves at bay, I’ve been checking in with the gals at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. They’ve been on GH countdown all week, and will have a big e-party on Friday.
I scheduled myself a massage Friday morning and (inadvertently) a chiropractor’s appointment. (I realized that when I went to enter the massage in my cell phone calendar.)
Maybe I should go shopping for some consolatory chocolate — or a celebratory tiara, as Anne Marie recommended in Wednesday’s post.
And I’ll definitely keep in mind the advice in Thursday’s entry: Not finaling in the GH doesn’t mean your story is no good. Maybe one of your judges was having a bad day … or a bad hair day. Or they hated your hero/heroine.
I hope that none of those things are the case, and that my sparkling prose earned me a lot of high scores, securing me one of those coveted calls and a spot in the 2011 class of GH finalists.
But if it didn’t, don’t worry: I’m not going anywhere. What is it they say? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Amen, Arlene! Lots of great manuscripts won’t final. It doesn’t mean your story isn’t any good.
But I’m crossing my fingers that you’ll be able to use the tiara and not the chocolates!
I’m thinking of you, Arlene – best of luck tomorrow (and getting through today)!
I sooooo wish we’d been able to do a write-in this week. I really needed one. Alas, life interfered this week, but I hope to get back on track Monday… and hope we’ll be able to celebrate some very good news!
(Thanks for the shout-out!) 🙂
[…] My day so far has been OK. I’ve done three loads of laundry — everyone’s favorite chore. Mainly I’m killing time until Golden Heart finalist calls are made tomorrow. (This is huge — like the Oscars of romance writing — and I’m hoping I’ll be among the lucky finalists.) […]
I’m rooting for you, Arlene!