This year is my fourth time to enter the prestigious Golden Heart contest. Each year the emotions have built, but no phone call has come with the best kind of news. I'd love to hear someone tell me that I have earned a final in the Romance Writers of America contest for unpublished writers. Will it happen on Friday?
It's a hard one to call. (pardon the pun) I'd like to say yes and relax, but I can't do that. I know that I've polished my story. I like the way it reads and hope that others will enjoy it as well. The question I always ask myself is, is it good enough or do I need to run through it one more time. Do we ever get to the point where we can say, "Yes, it is ready for the public to read?"
I have such a grand, supportive group of friends who have encouraged me to enter the contest because they have confidence in me. Their support means the world to me and I hope that this time I can say "YES" the call came.
I have my fingers crossed for all of us who've stepped up to the plate and put our work out there to be judged. It's both scary and fun at the same time.