Hello, Stranger!

Hello there, blog dear. It's been a long time.

Somewhere along the way, I stopped blogging about writing. I have been blogging about fashion & sewing, if it's any consolation. It wasn't you, it was me. It's just really hard to blog about writing, when you should be writing instead. Also - fun fact! - trying to get the letters "Dr." in front of your name is not conducive to maintaining a web presence.

Or a social life. Be warned, future students. 

Yet, here I am. Back in black pink! What could propel me from my blogging hibernation? Well, something very exciting. Something very, very, very exciting. Something that makes me feel like singing this song for days on end:

Oh, Glee. Is there any emotion you can't express for former choir nerds?

So, what happened, darling blog? This morning, I received a phone call saying...

THE SUSPICIONS OF CAIRO JONES is a 2012 Golden Heart® Finalist!! 

That sound you heard was my head exploding, yes. Because, let's be real here, what just happened? I've actually had to check the website a dozen times this morning, just to make sure it's not a studying-induced hallucination. This happens to other people. Less ridiculous, more with-it people. People who actually make the recipes they pin on Pinterest. People who have not been in a writing slump of epic proportions these past few months. That said slump was brought on by actual real life complications is irrelevant. Real writers don't let slumps happen! Just don't tell RWA® that, okay? I'm really excited about this. Blog, I'm already plotting what to wear. (Early 60's Mad Men inspiration, perhaps?)

What makes this even better is that one of my favorite fellow writers in all the world, Terri Osburn, is also nominated for a Golden Heart® for her Contemporary Single Title. If you do one thing today, make sure it's congratulating Terri! A lovelier person couldn't have been nominated. She rocks. 

So, it looks like you and I may be seeing more of each other, blog. Hopefully, you're as excited about that as I am. I can't promise many writing-centric posts though. Downton Abbey gossip, however, is guaranteed. 

Congratulations to all of the 2012 Golden Heart® and RITA® nominees! You are all amazing! Cake for everyone!


Rita said...

CONGRATS to YOU! Looking forward to meeting you in California

Elyssa Papa said...

YAY!!!!! So thrilled for you! xo