Why is today a good day if you're me? No, it's not because I've already done my taxes. No, it's not because today is my day off and I'm still sittin' around in my bathrobe. No, it's not because I won the lottery...because I didn't.
Today is a good day for me because I just found out that I am in the top 100 semi-finalists for the Amazon ABNA contest!!!!!
Yes, you know my book that I've been trying to shove down your throats....it made it to the next level!!!!
Last time I had to wait ALL day before I heard anything. This morning I got on the website and saw the announcement. Tada!!
Go to www.amazon.com/abna and click on "Fantasy" and you will see little old me...well, The Gifted by little old me.
I honestly figured I wouldn't have not great news for you because I've read some of the other entrants and discovered they were filled with blood, vulgarity and sex. Mine is not. I don't write that and I don't want to read it. So I figured I'd be out. But hey, here I am telling you the good news!
I told my sister-in-law, I could really get used to having good news to share! Good news seems it's been few and far between for us up until recently.
So from here the 100 will be narrowed to 3. Just 3. I'm pretty positive this is as far as I go, but I'm not discouraged or upset. I'm already looking for an agent or publisher that will take me. (I've had a lot of people ask me if I'll try to get published. The answer is a resounding yes.) The problem is I legally can't submit my manuscript anywhere else until I'm booted from the contest.
I feel so blessed to have made it this far and I am EXTREMELY grateful to you for your support. I know I keep saying that, but I keep meaning it too.
Wish me luck!