Monday, December 1, 2008
Christmas Came Early...
I got an early gift in the form of a congratulatory email telling me that Embezzled Love was selected as a finalist in the 2009 EPPIEs. I'm sure you thought you were feeling an earthquake, but it was only me doing a happy dance.
Some of you might ask, what is an EPPIE? To me, it's like being nominated for an EMMY or an OSCAR. My work was judged with that of my peers, and by entry number rather than name. Embezzled Love stood on its own merit and someone recognized my efforts by making me one of three finalists in the Single Story - Mainstream category. The notification came at a time when I was questioning my writing abilities, and now I feel renewed and ready to push on to see my final goal achieved--mainstream publishing. This might just be the information I need to include in my query letters that may make a difference. Win or lose, I'm feeling pretty blessed at the moment.
The winners will be announced in March at the Las Vegas EPICON. Between now and then you can bet that I'm going to be trying to amass the money to get there. I want to be there and feel the electricity in the air and share the excitement of all the other finalists. All I can say is, "WOW." Thank you EPPIE judges for making my day, week, month and year.