But it's true. The list of finalists in the GENESIS CONTEST of the ACFW has been posted, and yours truly finaled in the SF/F category. (They misspelled my middle name, Ann instead of Ana, but that's just me nitpicking.)
What this means is that my puny chapters go to Kathy "Firebird" Tyers for judging. May she be brutally honest yet mildly merciful.
Here's list of finalists in SF/F, with me sitting there among talented ladies:
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction
(there was a 2-way tie, hence six rather than five finalists):
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Mirta Ana Schultz
As you can see, my chances of winning are seriously undermined by the talent therein represented. Becky Miller alone can whip my prose with one hand tied to a keyboard behind her back. I ain't expecting to win.
But hey, at least the judges didn't think I sucked a couple dozen eggs. Cheers!
NOTE: The names with links are not better than the ones without. I simply had the links for those. I like reading Becky's and Shannon's blogs, btw, and Beth is a smart-as-a-whip lady who posts along with me at the ACFW Forum. Apologies to Mizzes Grabill and Thompson for not having blog or site addresses for them. (Sherry is, however, a member of CSFWA with me.)