I never thought the last week or so could get more exciting than it already has been but this morning I received an email from Laura Gompertz, Emily Paranormal coordinator, to inform me that my entry was judged Best of the Best of the entire contest! (all the 1st place manuscripts in all the genres are rejudged for this title)
On top of that she tells me Leis Pederson from Berkley is going to crit the first three chapters and synopsis, AND that one of the judges (Kay, Assistant Asst. Manager at the Barnes & Noble from the Galleria on Westheimer, Houston) was so impressed with our winners that she's willing to send all 1st place winners to her contact at Dorchester.
How awesome is that? But how am I supposed to get any writing done being high on Cloud 9 all day? For that matter, this whole last week? :-P
Photo: The Emily pin awarded to me for placing 1st in the Paranormal section of the contest. I'll wear it with pride at the RWAmerica, RWAustralia and RWNew Zealand conferences this year!