Winter Rose Contest

My 2009 WIP made the final cut in the Winter Rose contest, sponsored by the Yellow Rose RWA Chapter in Texas.

I didn’t think I would hear until the 9th of April so news was a couple days earlier than I’d expected. I opened my email before going to bed last night and there it was. It was a big wheee moment for me.

Now, I don’t know how many paranormal manuscripts were in the contest. I don’t know who else made the final round. All things I’m curious about.

In the mean time a big arm pumping, “All Riiigggghhhhtttt”

I immediately sent an email to my crutique buddies, FCRW chapter, . Then I did a FB post. Today I posted to my lalala Sisterhood.

I am fighting the urge to shout it from the roof tops.

4 responses to “Winter Rose Contest

  1. Girllll, shout it from the rooftops…okay, just reminded me of a line from a good song: ‘Shouting from the rooftops, everybody scream your hearts out!’. Oh yeah. Trust me, if I finaled in anything (or had any similar good news), I’d be calling everyone I know, pacing, and doing my ‘ZOMGWTF’ dance. I’m not quite sure what that is yet, but if I ever do it, I’ll let you know.

    This is fabulous. I’m so happy for you. This MS is ready for Nationals, yes? Are you going? Have I asked that already? Are you tired of my questions yet?

    • I’ve submitted it in three contests now and finaled in two. It did not final in the Golden Heart. I’ve gone pro submitting it for agented representation. I am going to RWA this year in Nashville. Two of my chapter mates and friends have finaled in the GH.


  2. YAHOOOOOOOOOO!!! If you won’t shout it from the rooftops, I’ll do it for you!!!!! And I love that all finalist get a yellow rose badge – something you can wear at Nationals and everyone will know! AWESOME.

    • Ohh a yellow rose badge for nationals. That is very nice. I’ll put my light house pin on my lanyard for FCRW too. However, nothing beats your Golden Heart Pin! Bring it tomorrow so we can pin you at the meeting.