Saturday, March 25, 2006

Friday's Highs and Lows

I didn't final in the Golden Heart, but I really didn't think I had a chance. Of course, I did allow myself to wallow for the evening. I had an entirely unhealthy meal, followed by a couple of drinks and then I topped it off later with a pint of ice cream. Still, I plan to enter come November. And pretty much every year until I final or sell. Course, then it'll be the Ritas. Talk about a glutton for punishment, huh?

Speaking of the Ritas, I'd like to congratulate 2 of my chaptermates on finaling. Julie Ortolon's Almost Perfect finaled in the Contemporary Single Title category, as did Julia London's Wedded Survivor. Julia London's Highlander in Love finaled in the Short Historical category. I'll be rooting for them in spirit the night of the Ritas.

That's right. I'm not going to Atlanta. I've been throwing it back and forth, trying to decide. A lot of things are factoring into my decision, but I need to skip this year. I'm sad about that, but it's truly for the best. I think the 2007 conference is back in TX so I'll have absolutely no excuse for missing that one.

Other happenings: After another hour or so with tech support, I FINALLY have my printer up and running! YAY!! I'm so excited I keep looking for stuff to print.

People were working on my roof this afternoon. I hope they don't plan on waking me up tomorrow morning at daybreak to continue! I need my beauty sleep.

At work, we're gearing up for our 2nd book fair. I get the pleasure of going in on Sunday to set up. And then I have the pleasure of worrying and running around like a chicken with my head cut off for the following 5 days.

Only 9 weeks of school left.

I decided on a pen name for my contemporaries. I'm now having trouble figuring out how to categorize my current book. I know, I know. I should just write it as it has to be written and then decide where it belongs.

Gotta go report in to my local chapter's 100 words/ 100 days challenge. I think we're on day 68 and I haven't missed a day yet. Although, some days it almost kills me to get my words done. But, through it all I have 150 pages and an AWESOME story! I can feel it in my bones. This one will be a winner. Of course, in my heart, it already is!


Anonymous said...

Hugs on not finaling. Me either. But that's okay--there's always next year or a sale! Whichever comes first.

Sorry I won't get to see you in Atlanta!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Aw, just think. We'll have sold by GH entry time next year, so we'll be ineligible. :)

TJ Brown said...

I'm not going to Atlanta either. Too much money. So I am goign to check out a couple of smaller ones this year! You should too. Will be fun.