Pam here. According the the RWA website, 2008 Golden Heart calls will start on Tuesday, March 25th. RITA calls will also go out this week. Instead of a teaching post, I thought it would be fun to talk about past and CURRENT contests calls and emails.
Hoping to see lots of squealing, screaming, totally excited posts from the 2008 finalists in the next few days!!!
Here’s part of an email I sent to my local chapter in 2004 when I finalled in the Golden Heart:
“I got the call too!!! It was about 5 minutes after ten EST, but I just now got access to email.That's x 2, ladies. I'm a double finalist in the inspirational category with:"The Missionary and the Mercenary" and "Marrying Mariah"”
Yes, a DOUBLE finalist! I couldn't believe it. I had hoped (prayed) for one, but when she said "and there's more", the wind just left my lungs and I squeaked "more?"
What could possibly be "more", unless I had finalled twice?....it was great....even greater than last time because I knew know hard it is to final!"
So, while we're waiting for news of today's calls, tell us about your most exciting contest call or email. Be sure to clarify if it is past or present (2008 Golden Heart or RITA). We don’t want readers getting confused about who’s finalling this year.