First of all, congratulations to all the RITA and Golden Heart finalists, especially my chapter mate and all-around awesome lady, Jennifer Echols! This is like the Oscars for published and unpublished authors of RWA. I'm excited to attend the awards ceremony at Nationals in July.
My writing chapter had more good news this week. A woman who's been doing well on the contest circuit, but getting lots of rejections for her quirky paranormal romance, just signed a three-book deal with Kensington.
I'm stoked for this woman. She has a great voice, she's been working really hard, and she's a nice person. Couldn't we all use a little good news for a change?
I remember in the earlier days of our marriage, my husband and I attended a few hockey games. We don't have a particular team, we just went to see the local team wherever we lived. Anyway, during half-time, the local car dealer had a contest. This guy from the audience came out and hit the puck through a tiny slot from half-court and won a brand new truck!
The audience cheered as he drove it around the ice. It was awesome. I didn't even win the truck and I was happy. It was so cool to see someone make that impossible shot and leave the game with a new car. Like if it could happen to him, maybe it could happen to us someday.
While I'd love to have my own good news to share today, hearing it from others is the next best thing. It means there's still hope for the rest of us, and that those who persevere are making it happen.
What about you? Got any good news to share (writing or not)?