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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Would someone please shoot me?

So there I was, minding my own business, and our Good Lord gave me a small bit of info-aka If I want to sell a book, I'd better get my hiney in gear and write the book He asked me to almost ten years ago.  Okay, fine.  I slowly begin to accept that okay, until I do what God asked me to do, I don't get to do what I want. 

And, because I'm such a good little girl, I'd planned on working on it and getting it out there so I could go back to the other stuff I want (and NEED) to work on.

Maybe it's because I was reading Job today, and maybe God wants to teach me a lesson, or maybe it's just a coincidence.  HOWEVER, I received the following email today:

Hi Danica,
Congratulations! Your entry "The Kissing Game" is a finalist in the Short Contemporary category of the Fab Five. It has already been sent on to agent Linda Hyatt for the final round. The results will be announced during the WisRWA Mad About Romance conference on the first weekend in June.


Okay, let's be honest.  I'm THRILLED to be a finalist.  It feels great.  But DANGIT, why am I getting this now when I've been clearly told by God that my nonfiction writing has to come first? 

I'm going to go stick my head in the oven now...


Rae said...

Take yer head out of the oven and smile. These things happen for a reason. =)

CONGRATS! Wondered what your MSN name meant, but knew if I imed you I would never, ever get to sleep.

Danica/Dream said...


Yes, we seem to be keeping each other up lately it seems. Have a good night!

Bailey Stewart said...

Because you really can do both (I know you're not superwoman Kate H.) and maybe God is rewarding you with what you want because you are doing what He wants.


Jana said...

I agree with Eve. He is likely rewarding you for doing as He asked. Don't angst over it! :-)

And Congratulations on finaling!

Danica/Dream said...

Thanks Eve and Jana!