My novel “Evangeline’s Miracle” has made it to the finals in the Florida Writer’s Association (over 1300 members) annual conference Royal Palm Literary Award Competition! I will not know until the evening of the award ceremony on October 17, 2015, if EM has actually won or not. But for now, I am happy that it has made it this far.
I have been here before with EM. My novel has made it to the finals only to trip over that last step, so I am understandably hesitant to get really ginned up over this. I ask myself, should I publicize like crazy and let everyone know this? Or keep it low key until I know for sure?
Pahhh! Not publicize? I may be hesitant, but I’m not stupid! Please wish me luck, and if you ever find yourself where I am, don’t listen to your own doubts. Go for it! Unleash the “beast” and let all your friends, readers, family, followers know. Give them the chance to celebrate with you! Here is my badge of honor!
That's right! Doubt is our own worst enemy. Best of luck to you--I'm sending positive vibes your way, Lisa!!!!ReplyDelete
That's wonderful! Congratulations! Even if you don't win, "Royal Palm Literary Award Competition Finalist" still sounds like a pretty snazzy blurb to add to the cover. ;-)ReplyDelete
Congrats, that is still something to be proud of. :-)ReplyDelete
Anna from Elements of Writing
Wow! Congratulations! :DReplyDelete
IWSG #119 until Alex culls the list again.
Good luck! That would be a huge honor.ReplyDelete
Congrats on making it to the finals! This is great news and heck, yeah, publicize it like crazy! This is an honor, whether or not you win.ReplyDelete
We have two weddings coming up...my stepson in October, and his twin sister next June. I was going to release my next novel April 1, but I'm thinking about putting it off until after the June wedding because I'm sure I will be a crazy woman as it gets close to the date.
Heck yeah, you publicize! Congrats and good luck.ReplyDelete
That is a great honor. Wishing you lots of luck.ReplyDelete
Yay!! Of course you publicize this, my love! Being a finalist for any Award is an honor. I'm so proud of you! I'm definitely sending positive energy your way for the win. Love you!!ReplyDelete
I don't know if the computer ate my comment, so I'll kinda repeat it:ReplyDelete
Yay!! Of course you publicize it. Being a finalist for any Award is an honor. I'm so proud of you. Sending you positive thoughts for the win!! Love you!!
So glad you decided to post about this! It's an honor to be nominated for such an award. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Ooh that's exciting! Best of luck!ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Lisa!! No worries about being behind- I'm just now seeing this!! You never bragged? Or did I miss the bragging?ReplyDelete
Congrats from me, too, Lisa:)ReplyDelete
Probably better you *didn't* know until post-weddings... you would have been in a tizz and you needed to be in your best Wedding Planner Zen mode :)
See you over at the Dragon's :)