In the immortal words of Tom Petty and the Heart-breakers the waiting is the hardest part.
I have been waiting as patiently as I possibly can. And that really is the hard part. That and thinking about signing a contract on a book that isn’t ready to go to press. But I’ve been doing some deep breathing exercises, and I think I have that part under control.
But I’m waiting. And really expected to find out something today~hey, a girls’ gotta have hope! So when I get a call on my cell phone from an out-of-state number. I immediately think publisher. I don’t know why. They aren’t going to call me. They’re going to call my agent. But that’s what I thought, so I answered.
It wasn’t the publishing house wanting to offer me large amounts of money for Gideon~hey, a girl’s gotta dream. It was the contest coordinator for the Northwest Houston RWA’s Lone-star Writing Competition. Saving Gideon is a finalist in their inspirational category!!!
And even better–2 of the 3 judges gave Gideon a perfect score! WOW! I’m speechless. Okay, maybe not*speechless*, but I am really, really happy. Been floating on that cloud all day.
The third judge wasn’t quite as kind. But she gave me some straightforward comments and corrections. As much as I hate to admit it, she’s right about some of them. (okay, okay, *a lot* of them). Thankfully I get a chance to “correct” my contest entry before I have to submit it for the final judging.
And so while I wait, I get the chance to make Saving Gideon even better. So thank you, contest judges. Two for stroking my fragile writer’s ego and the other for giving it to me straight. I really appreciate you all.
Winners won’t be announced until October 15. So I’ll be waiting some more. Ah, it’s the writer’s life fo me!
I’ll keep you posted! Lots of <3, Amy
4 thoughts on “Waiting Some More”
That’s excellent news – congratulations!
Thanks, Lucy. I went over the score sheets. Two of the three judges gave me perfect scores. WOW! I read through them today. The third really didn’t have that much to say–other than my “not perfect’ scores. LOL Maybe she has something against the Amish. Two 100s, that was exciting enough. But we’ll just have to see what the final judge has to say.
Two perfect scores, that’s awesome!
Waiting is tough! That has to be one of the most difficult parts of writing. Like my husband said, “You already threw the bowling ball, but you lean anyway.”
Can’t wait to hear the good news.
LOL–so true! I’m leaning now! And I’ll keep everyone posted as to how it comes out! :)