Friday, March 28, 2014

18 more days ...

Being a finalist in a writing contest is probably not important to anyone who isn't in that contest, but it is very important to me. Today. Yesterday. And everyday from the time I found out I made the top 30.

Now, that I've advanced to the top 10, it's even crazier. Why? Because, I've never been here before.

I'm so excited that God has gotten me this far. I'm so thankful that He decided that writing would be a part of my life, and that He has given me the sensitivity to feel things very deeply (I hope I express that in my writing), and that He, no matter how this ends, will be my strength to continue on and not be discouraged!! :)

I must say thank you to a very sweet writing friend for telling me about the contest and encouraging me to enter. This friend joined me on a journey of critiquing Broken Butterfly chapter by chapter from beginning to end. So have others and I'm so thankful for each and every one of the friendships I've made. I will cherish them always.

Even if I never see the cover (that I've already imagined in my head for over a year) on a bookshelf, it was worth all the sweat and tears I've poured into this story.

Thanks for stopping by and for letting me rattle on about this little piece of my life right at this moment!