Pears Watercolor by Victoria Morgan
This world is but a canvas to our imagination - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Golden Heart

On Friday, March 25th, my life changed -- or rather, my writing career. I learned that my manuscript, Changing Fortunes, is a Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist in the Historical Romance Category.

I had a Sally Field moment of, 'they like me, they really like me' -- finally. Then I hung up the phone and screamed loud enough to have my dog cowering.  Okay, before I hung up, I might have also screamed to the board member who called me that she had made my day and something about never winning anything...  It wasn't a Sally Field moment, but it was close.

It's an incredible honor to be a finalist in such a prestigious contest.  I feel like my writing has been riding a wave that has finally crested.

I still might get knocked around on this journey to publication, but for today, I'm so enjoying the ride.

5 comments:

Penelope said...

Wooooo Hoooooo! The Quirky Ladies are all screaming for you, too!!!! I am so happy for you--I knew when I read this story it was "the one"!!! Best of luck with your nomination. Can't wait for Nationals! And, your blog looks fabulous! :^)

Dalton Diaz said...

I didn't doubt it for one second. The book, and the author, are both fabulous!

Michelle Picard said...

Fabulous news and fabulous blog! I am so excited for you. You rock!

joan-wms said...

This is a well deserved honor. Congratulations on being a Finalist in such a prestigious competition. I loved reading your book, when I started to read it I could not put it down.

I cannot wait for your next book.
Wow!

PS you are a wonderful watercolor painter as well!
Double wow!

Kim said...

Well done! What a well deserved honor! Loved this one and can't wait to see it on the bookstore shelves. The blog looks awesome. I'll be checking in often! :o)