this week had shaped up to be less than exciting until last night. I was reading my email and saw an email from a writing contest that I had entered. at first I thought, why are they writing me?I know I didn't win. but I opened it. apparently I did win.my submission placed first in the paranormal romance category! my eyes bugged out and I re read the email 8 times. somehow it slipped through the cracks and I didn't get notified. my submission did win and was sent to the senior editor at TOR/FORGE. SQUEE! the editor had very kind things to say about my work and I felt totally validated. I wish she could have read my revised edition but hey, I am just thrilled with the outcome.Yay, me! maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel for Eamon and Lauryl.