Oh, my dear readers. I did not win the romance competition. Here’s who did. But I can honestly say that when I found out, I was a tiny bit disappointed, but not surprised. My book was a first draft of a Nanowrimo, for pete’s sake! The disappointment faded REALLY fast, though, probably less than a minute. Thank goodness. That’s how I thought it would go, but you never really know, do you?
And now, the best part, I get to take it back from them and edit the daylights out of it, make it mine again, and send it out! As a national competition finalist! Plus, I get five hundred smackeroos just for making it that far! See? Reason to celebrate! Yay! (Also, Trust Me was the one I hoped would win — it’s great. You should go back and read those two chapters if you’re bored.)
Thanks for reading, and thanks for believing, and I’ll let you know when it’s ready for reading again. You will get to read more about Abigail and Cade, never fear.
(Did I ever tell you why I named him Cade? I had a really good friend in undergrad, a guy named Cade. I thought his name was SO cool. He finally admitted to me one day that it wasn’t his birthname — he’d been David for a long time. But he was an addict, and spent a long time cleaning up, and when he got clean, he was dating a Harlequin romance writer. The character she was writing at that time was named Cade, so he took it, and re-wrote himself, and made it a legal change. Cade was a good man, and last I heard, he still is.)
Nanowrimo’s almost here. You doing it? (I think I am, but I’m scared this year — want to work on something totally different, and I don’t feel ready. Deep breath.)
Me, I’m still sick! This is ridiculous. I’ve been diagnosed with a sinus infection, so I’m on antibiotics for that, and I hope to feel better really soon. All I’ve been doing is sleeping and knitting, and while that’s nice, I’m getting bored. A hopeful sign, I think. Also, I have that Demi Moore/Kathleen Turner voice when the voice chooses to work at all, so I should really re-record our answering machine message right now.
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