Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quarterfinalist in ABNA

My jaw is still on the ground. After a very long day of waiting, I'm ecstatic to announce I made the cut from 1,000 to 250 to gain the title Quarterfinalist for my baby. I keep looking to make sure it wasn't a mistake.

The wait was grueling though. Knowing last time the list was revealed at 3:30 p.m. I endured okay until then, but found myself compulsively refreshing unable to get further than 50 yards from the computer all to run back and refresh again. It messed with my mind! So, to preoccupy myself, I played both scenarios in my head, both of which included crying. But at six, I had to leave to go to a meeting. The break was refreshing because what else would I be doing but waiting and driving hubby crazy. But at 7:14 I got a text from my mom that I made it. Yep, there were tears!

I didn't want to let many people know on the day just in case I didn't, so I waited mostly alone with my hand invisibly held by a few friends, moms and hubby. You know who you are. Thanks for being there for me!

It's hard to know if your story is well written or not. I believe the Emerald Talisman is a great story with elements I enjoy. But will others? Apparently, a Vine Reader thought it had merit. So, it's being revealed to the world on April 2nd and then you can decide. I'd love feedback.

Next cut April 27th.

Hugs, Brenda

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