Yesterday, whilst lying around and bemoaning my aching hips/feet/ankles, the phone rang. Mike answered it. It was clearly for me by the way he said yes, but may I ask who’s calling. And I thought, oh heck, I don’t want to talk to anyone right now! It obviously wasn’t anyone I knew. Can’t it wait?

But, I took the phone, said hello, and heard this friendly voice say she was Angi Platt with the North Texas RWA. My WIP, Seducing Evangeline, finalled in the Steamy Hot category of the Great Expectations contest! Needless to say, I was very happy. The aching body parts were momentarily forgotten as Angi and I talked. πŸ™‚

This is the second contest I’ve entered with this WIP. I revised based on comments from the first, so I’m very pleased that I’ve achieved finalist status this time around. As I told Mike, this is a nice thing, but I refuse to pin hopes and, worse, ego on it. If I win, fine. If I don’t, fine. It’s a great confidence booster, but it doesn’t mean the book is practically sold.

But, dang, I’m happy. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚