Semi-Finals, Smiles and Surprises
Okay – so I’m into alliteration these days ;). Go with it :D.
First, good news! No – great news! Yesterday, the semi-finalists were announced for ACFW’s Genesis contest! To my great surprise and delight, one of my entries made it to the next round!!!!
- The Contemporary Romance category had over 80 entries.
- Twenty made it through to the semi-finals.
- Three will be chosen as finalists near the end of next month.
- The winner is announced during the gala at the ACFW Conference in Dallas next September.
I don’t know what my chances are of finaling. There are some insanely talented authors in my category. And some insanely talented authors who DIDN’T semi-final. To even be included in that group is an honor and so humbling.
But for now, I’m smiling. Sort of ;).
Because look. I almost have a smile again!
And I felt sunshine-y ;).
As for surprises… Went into the doc who did the first surgery [Mohs] in February. He decided to laser my scar so that it’ll be even less noticeable. That’s great and all. But it hurt and by the time I got to the car, I was literally shaking. Had to sit there for a while until I calmed down. And I’m glad it’ll be better. But right now it just HURTS! [No pic of that forthcoming…] And it’s bleeding a bit. And my glasses bother it so I’m wearing my contacts for the first time since January. My right eye especially is bothering me [that’s the Bell’s Palsy eye].
I feel whiny.
I’ve had a great week. Got great feedback from an editor last week and already got the Genesis score sheets from that same manuscript [it didn’t semi-final] and there were some really lovely comments on those. A different manuscript semi-finaled which means I have TWO that are making progress in contests. That’s GREAT! And hubby is gonna bring me a new Smokehouse BBQ Chicken sub for dinner [even though he won’t get home until late].
But I still feel like I just can’t catch a break.
Cuz it just hurts :(.