Okay! So something interesting happened to me on the 24th of this month and I’m still speechless (with joy?) from it. Okay…here goes: I have never put in any of my works in a competition and I’d recieved this mail from Amazon – that incidentally went to my junk folder about a novel competition. I entered my ‘work-in-progress’ romance-suspense manuscript titled Love prescription in the Amazon breakthrough novel award on the last day of the competition entry. Guess what? It actually qualified for the next round. Fellow romance Novelist Myne Whitman announced the result on facebook, and I was trying to leave a comment of congratulations for her when I suddenly remembered that I too had actually put in my manuscript for the competition (silly me – huh?)…So I went to go see if I made the list and lo and behold, my name was actually on that list – from 5000 contestants slashed to 1000 – that is a pretty steep feat. I am still speechless from seeing “Lara Daniels” making the cut that I really cannot truly describe the emotion I feel. But like my husband says, “You need to enjoy the victories that come your way” instead of being philosophical and sober all the time, like I most usually am.
Anyway, here is to big congratulations to all the qualified novelists in this round especially authors such as Myne Whitman (General Fiction), Maryanne Temitope (Young adult category) and Tai Odunsi (Young adult category).
Good luck in the next round 🙂