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.


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.

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)