Golden Heart Announcement Day

Yesterday I was getting all emotional-like, telling my husband, tomorrow’s the big day. The Golden Heart/RITA announcements.  I don’t have a horse in the race this year, but I have a feeling I’m still going to be refreshing and searching for familiar names.

What can I say? It’s been a wonderful year and it started one year ago today. I know the Golden Heart final isn’t a golden ticket, but…I’d like to think that someone’s dreams are coming true starting today.

So I just had to say good luck and, once the announcements are all out, congratulations! Dream big and aim high, finalists. You’re allowed to.

If you’re a GH/RITA hopeful and want to join the celebration over at the RSS blog, come on by! Everyone’s a bundle of nerves so jump right in.

Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Golden Heart/RITA cyber-celebration

The Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Blog is here!

RubySlipperPinThe Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood (of which I am a proud member) unveils our blog today (9/21/2009)  in honor of the opening of Golden Heart® season.

For everyone considering the Golden Heart® contest or working on polishing their manuscripts, the Sisterhood is offering critiques and other giveaways for our inaugral month as well as tips and musings on our respective writing journeys. These women are some of the most amazing and inspiring people I’ve met and, as you can see from the blog, quite a fun group.

The Golden Heart® will always hold a special place in my heart. Before I was announced as a finalist, very few agents or editors would give my time period a chance. The GH® opened doors for me and in a span of three months I went from having a manuscript that was almost ready to be stuffed under the bed to signing an agent and selling!

My first blog for the RSS is this Friday in which I discuss why I finaled. I’m giving away a first chapter critique on that day and I hope that the GH® will open doors for many aspiring authors this year. Other Ruby Sisters are offering critiques as well, so come by and join the launch party all month.

Oh, and definitely ogle the beautiful site design from our own Elisabeth Bemis. She did an amazing job, didn’t she?