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Thursday, August 8, 2013

I'm a Maggie Double Finalist!

My day couldn't have started better yesterday. On my way to work (which is what I refer to as "grumpy time,") I received a call letting me know I was a finalist in the "Novel with Strong Romantic Elements" category of the 2013 Unpublished Maggie Award of Excellence.  My mood sublimated from surly to bubbly in an instant.  This contest, sponsored by the Georgia Romance Writers has been my Mt. Everest. While I've had luck in other contests, this was the one I couldn't crack. Thanks to a three minute phone call, I knew I was going to have a good day.

Then I got to work. My day job can be challenging, which I don't mind. However, the majority of what I do is predicated on conflict and me being a royal witch-with-a-b.  So, despite the good news, it didn't take too long for me to return to my cranky, cynical self.  In the early afternoon, I'd just finished a call with opposing counsel that left me with bruises from hitting the receiver repeatedly against my forehead when my cell phone rang.  Another Georgia area code.

Holy guacamole with hot sauce! The fabulous Connie Gilliam told me that I was a finalist in the Maggie Paranormal/Fantasy category.  I love calls from her.  She'd called me earlier this year to let me know I was a finalist in the Kiss of Death Daphne DuMaurier contest. Connie, whether she knows it or not, is my personal good luck charm. So, needless to say, I was incapable of being a confrontational lawyer because my mood was way too good. So, I decided to engage in a little self-inflicted punishment and hit the gym.

And that is the story of how I found out I was a Maggie Double Finalist.  Excuse me while I do the super Snoopy dance for a little while.

2 comments:

  1. So excited for you!! Congratulations!!

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  2. Thank you, Jamie! I am floating on air.

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