My Real Life

April 27, 2010

You Win Some…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 5:40 pm

…well, you know the rest.

Today they announced the 50 semi-finalists in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

You may remember that I was a quarterfinalist.

I am not, however, a semi-finalist.

Am I disappointed?

You betcha.

Am I surprised?

Not really.

I read most of those excerpts and I’m shocked that most of them hadn’t already been published.

So, where do I go from here?

My immediate plan is to use tonight to wallow.

If I didn’t have choir tonight, (and if I wasn’t still sick), I’d pack the family in the car and head to Friendly’s for a 7-scoop Reese’s Peanut Butter Sundae.

However, my health and my schedule have other plans.

So, instead, I’ll go to choir, come home and snuggle up with Real Man to watch some television.

Tomorrow morning, I’ll wake up, dust myself off, and get moving with the rest of my life.

First order of business (other than work) will be to join a writer’s group that a co-worker of Real Man’s (a published co-worker of Real Man) suggested I join.

Second order of business will be to update my query with my new information:

1.  I was a quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

2.  I have two, official reviews, as well as 15 customer reviews…all positive.

And then…


I’m just going to write.

1 Comment »

  1. Sorry to hear that this trip up the ladder towards fame was short-circuited. Keep moving forward. Many famous authors only got better with similar challenges!

    Comment by Carla — April 27, 2010 @ 6:11 pm | Reply

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