I'm an Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist in the (paranormal section)!!!
I was sitting in front of my laptop, working on scene plotting with my WIP, when the phone rang. When I heard the accent I thought it was one of those telemarketing companies calling to sell me something and was ready to jump in and say "no thanks, I'm hanging up now" but then I heard the words "I'm from the RWA®" and the adrenalin rush hit me like a steam train.
By the end of the phone call I had tears in my eyes and I was trying not to sound like a loon repeating, "Thank you so much for ringing, I'm so excited!"