Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Winner in Any Book

Currently reading - Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P.N. Elrod

I want to give a HUGE shout-out to one of my regular readers--YEAH, PAT!

Two weeks ago, Pat Rosen won the 2010 Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. For those of you who don't know, the Golden Heart is the Romance Writers of America contest for unpublished authors.

So at the West Houston RWA chapter meeting yesterday, Pat received a standing ovation. (Which is much better than the Gatorade shower she would have received at Northwest Houston.) She showed off her award, a gorgeous gold heart pendant. But it was her impromptu speech that really struck my soul.

She compared winning the award with reaching the top of hill she'd been climbing forever, only to realize there were bigger hills beyond where she stood. And mountains beyond those hills. While the award was nice, she couldn't stop on her current hill. She had to keep climbing.

With Pat's realistic but persistent qualities, I know she'll reach her dream.

But in the meantime, sweetie, a little jewelry validation doesn't hurt.

1 comment:

  1. Pat O'Dea RosenAugust 15, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Aw, Suzan, thanks. Funny how I went for climbing and you chose whitewater rafting to describe the journey to publication. May you lock into a strong, swift current. May I increase my lung power. Pat
    PS: You're so right about jewelry validation.