This just in....my novel Thirteen FINALED in RWA's Dixie First Chapter Contest! Wow! This was the first contest I'd entered with Thirteen. My main goal was to get contest judge feedback to see if the story "worked" and had at least some appeal. I never dreamed I'd final! This is a new twist for me, writing in 1st person point of view since I normally write in 3rd person POV.
Next up: it gets sent to Chris Keesler, editor at Dorchester Publishing, for final round judging. Go me! Keep your fingers crossed!
What great middle of the long weekend excitement!