I was sitting with a friend yesterday at my favorite coffee shop when my cell phone rang. Over the surprisingly loud music for that time of morning and the grind of the coffee blenders, I heard a voice tell me I had finaled in the Daphne du Maurier contest.
Me? What did I do? Honestly? At first I didn't want to believe it, you know that getting-your hopes-up-and-all-that thing. Then I remembered calling the ACFW Genesis finalists and how much I enjoyed their excitement when I gave them the exact same news.
I let loose. Yes, I got excited. I LET myself get excited. And now I'm posting it here. I'm thrilled beyond belief because this is the manuscript I'd hoped would go farther at Mount Hermon but didn't.
You just never know what God has around the corner for you. Now I'm holding my breath. ;-)