So today I’m enjoying spring break, taking a shower where I actually have time to shave my legs. The phone rings. My phone never rings EXCEPT when I’m in the shower.
I didn’t catch it, obviously, so I check the number. It’s Tennessee. I have family there. I do that annoying thing where I just immediately call the person back (I know, I know).
Well, it was a very nice woman named Diane. With very nice news. I am a RWA® RITA® Finalist! For Best First Book and Best Contemporary Romance! And I am in amazing company. Like Nora Roberts and Jill Shalvis company.
I jumped around a lot. I yelled a lot. Little Stefano diMera the chihuahua barked at me to stop my racket. I called my hubs, who is out of town on business. I called my mom and dad.
And then I went to pick my child up from ice skating camp. Because that is the glamourous life that I lead.
But really, I am HONORED and PSYCHED. I can’t even.
Here’s the link to the article in USA TODAY: (I know, right!)
So now everything I do today (break up fights between sons, buy milk), I do with a big goofy perma grin on my face.