This morning, I knew some big news was on the horizon - whether it benefitted me or a handful of other folks. Today was the day that WestBow Press and the Munce Group would announce the winners of their 2012 Writing Contest.
I had already been named among the Top Ten Finalists. That, in itself, is an honor. To be chosen from among 150 entries...wow!
So as I crawled out of bed, the first thing I wanted to do was check to see if the winners had been announced. But I didn't let myself do that. The announcement was to be made at the International Christian Retail Show in Orlando, and we're in a different timezone - 2 hours behind. But still, I wasn't sure if the announcement would be posted. I made myself check email and other social network sites before I went to the WestBow Press site.
And then, I screamed.
The most beautiful thing appeared on my screen. My manuscript - Asylum - had taken the Grand Prize! This means that Thomas Nelson will review my manuscript for possible publication. If they decline, then I get to publish with WestBow Press (Thomas Nelson's self-publishing firm). Either way, I am now a published author! My dreams have come true!!
I am honored, humbled, amazed...and I owe it all to my very big and awesome God. He will make all things beautiful in His time.
P.S. A big, hearty congratulations to ALL the finalists and winners! Don't give up! The world needs your stories!
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