I did it!!! I'm a finalist in the Young Adult category of the Draft to Dream competition!
I'm one of three who made it to the end. Check out the webpage here.
This is so exciting! I could hardly sleep last night after I read the news!
So what's the next step? Airfare and hotel room, of course! The winner will be announced at Author U's Extravaganza in Denver, CO on September 15. I will definitely be in attendance, if not to accept the winner award then to show support for the other awesome authors who also made it this far. I don't know how I can wait another month!
I'm so beyond blessed to have gotten to this point, and I want to give a shout out to my family. My wonderful husband who always said that my work was great and wasn't afraid to tell me when it was crap, my Grannie who always reads what I send her and constantly begs for more, my parents and my sister for all their support and excitement, and my friend Mark Baacke for having my back and reading all my drafts, even though he complained :).
I'll be back Wednesday with more exciting news!