Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I'm a Finalist!

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. ;-)

7 comments:

Jennifer Tiszai said...

And I am soooooooo excited for you!!!!! It's a great manuscript, a good contest, and I hope leads to even more wonderful things for you.

I just love celebrating my friends' successes and accomplishments while I'm sitting here . . . waiting.

Camy Tang said...

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Mirtika said...

Well, how does one top Camy? hahaha.

I already mailed ya, but hey, look, a nice new comments box to do it again: FELICIDADES.

Who's the final judge?
Mir

:-)Ronie said...

You so rock, girl! And so does this story. I can't wait to hold the actual book in my hand one of these days. :-D

and yeah, what Jennifer said...waiting, too. *wink*

Jeff said...

Congratulations, Dineen!!! :)

Heather Diane Tipton said...

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Girl, I'm so proud of you. this so rocks! The fact that this happened when it did is such a God thing.

Love you!

Andrea said...

Congratulations!