ACFW First Impressions Contest
I got the call this morning. The good call. The call that will keep me grinning and jumping around ridiculously for quite some time.
No, not that call. No agent. No editor. Not yet.
I won the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) First Impressions Contest in the YA/Children’s Category today.
Winning a contest may not be a contract, but it comes with a certain validation all it’s own. My book isn’t going to make adults cringe or frighten small children. My book isn’t going to end up in someone’s circular file. My book may even one day see the light of a bookstore shelf.
My writing road can be summed up into one word–SLOW. My critique partner, DiAne, compares me to the Tortoise and the Hare.
Guess which one I am?
Most days, I hate slow. But today, I’m glad I waited to put myself out there until my writing was ready. Today, I’m glad I took the time to learn and rewrite and polish. Today, I’m riding the happy wave of success.
So tomorrow when the rejections come, I can hang onto the way I feel in this moment, mid-happy dance.
Congrats to ALL the winners of the ACFW First Impressions Contest.