Sunday, September 14, 2008

Gosh, Golly, Gee . . .

Some of you may have noticed I've been MIA. Things were a little rough there for a while. It all started about a month and a half ago when I lost my wallet and I've been floundering since, just trying to keep my head above water. My laptop died, I quit my job, and my cat got diabetes. *sigh*

I'm happy to announce I think that bout of ill luck (hey, I'm all for the universe being in balance - if it means it has to screw with me sometimes, so be it) is officially OVER!

I'm writing this post from my brand spankin' new Macbook (yeah, baby, yeah!). I have a freelance graphic design job to float me for the next month and a half until I find something permanent (and the job prospects are looking up from a few weeks ago). This also means my graphic design business, which I started two years ago, is now officially in business (website to come). AND, to top it all off, I got some really great news on Friday:

Cloak of Deceit, my first completed novel, has finaled in the FTHWA Golden Gateway Contest. My first sub to an RWA contest, and I finaled! It feels like Christmas. I'm ecstatic with them apples. And really, really glad to be back on course.

So . . . I'm back in the saddle and in the mood to celebrate! You got any good news to share? Hit me up! If you don't, I'm gonna look like this . . .


13 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Well, congratulations on finaling!

My good news is still on the horizon. Stay tuned.

Gwen Mitchell said...

Absolutely will! I know it's comin'!

Eaton Bennett said...

Awesome and exciting, well done girl!!!

Unhinged said...

Woo-hoo! I will keep my fingers and toes crossed for your entry. How exciting, I hope you win!!!!

(Yaay!)

Good luck with the graphic design, too. (I wish I had your energy and drive, woman.)

Tilia said...

That's fantastic news hun! :D I'm glad your bout of bad luck is finito. I think I caught the bug though. :(

*cuddles*

Cora Zane said...

Congrats on finaling! *confetti*

That string of bad luck - that has been hitting everyone lately. It's got to be something in the stars. Whatever it is, I'm glad it's passed.

Debbie Mumford said...

Yay!! Hooray!!! Gwen's 1st ever contest submission finaled!!

And she's a GREAT crit partner, too. *grin*

Gwen said...

Gack! If you guys got the bad luck, I'm sorry! I'm glad to be rid of it though, even if just for a momentary respite.

I know Eaton's good news is a new baby grand daughter that is the apple of her eye, and Debbie just finished a great little novella.

Any other good news out there to add to the pot? Hmmm?

SciFiGuy said...

Congrats on being a FTHRW Golden Gateway Finalist !

Gwen said...

Thanks Doug! *glee*

Dawn said...

OH!!! Sorry I'm late!! Congrats hun you deserve some goodness!!!

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Gwenny, come by my blog and pick up the award I've given you. :)

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh wow, congratulations on finaling! That's fabulous. :)