Snow White and the Huntsman (much better than I thought it would be!) with my family, I had to make revisions to my Genesis entry.
I received The Call on Thursday, May 31at 12:02 (yes, I recorded the time), telling me my Contemporary Romance entry was a Finalist. The category that began with approximately 100 entries was now down to three. Needless to say I was ecstatically stunned. Still am, to be honest. (Read more about my Snoopy Dance <here>.)
I'm blessed and humbled to be included with such terrific authors. And I'm so very grateful to my brilliant critique partners (Lorna Seilstad, Shannon Vannatter, Jerri Ledford, and Stephanie Prichard) for providing their ever-honest critique of my work. Additional thanks goes to Steph Prichard for providing last-minute editing of my revised entry. My biggest thanks goes to my family for always supporting and believing in me. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: I am blessed!
As for my Women's Fiction entry, I received the scores on Saturday and was immensely pleased with them. I don't doubt that I was very close to being a Finalist in that category as well. More affirmation that I'm where God wants me to be.
Today I'm going to celebrate, then it's time to get back to work.
**CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE GENESIS FINALISTS**
Kathleen L. Maher
Christen Civiletto Morris
Caleb Jennings Breakey
Amanda G. Stevens
Erin Taylor Young