I tried to focus on GOOD things today. I did a few loads of laundry. I cleaned my bedroom. My sister-in-law came over after work and we got caught up. I made tilapia and roasted baby potatoes for dinner.
And just when I needed it most, I got a surprise in the mail.
Yep, I got my PRO pin from Romance Writers of America. According to the Georgia Romance Writers website, "Pro designation means you have taken a step beyond being a hobbyist. You have, in fact, written a novel, and you have taken the added step of submitting it to a publisher or a literary agent." Even if said publisher or agent rejects the manuscript. I am a PRO.
I am so proud of my pin and what it means. I actually shed a couple of tears when I opened the envelope and read the letter. My boys didn't understand but that's okay. Now I am more excited than ever about the Georgia Romance Writers meeting tomorrow, seeing all my inspiring friends and honing my skills as a novelist.
What a difference a day makes.