That's how long until I leave for the RWA® National Conference. Where did the time go? Three months ago, it seemed like forever, but now it's right around the corner. I'm feeling very frazzled at the moment, so pardon the short length of this blog post.
I've talked about my Golden Heart® experience in the last few months, but I haven't talked very much about my co-Finalists. Let me tell you, you'll want to remember their names, because there's some serious talent in this group. Several have already sold — some, multiple books — and I don't doubt that the rest of us are close.
No matter who takes home the heart necklace, we were all winners the moment our names were announced as finalists. (In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion some of us won't mind our names not being called just so we don't have to give a thank you speech in front of 2000+ people. :-)
The way I look at it, I'm very fortunate to be where I am at the moment. This has been an incredible validation of my writing, and it's something I'll remind myself of whenever doubt and fear try to creep inside in the future (and I know they will). What this experience has also taught me, though, is there's always room for improvement. And the only way to improve is to keep writing. I can't wait.