And no, I wasn't one of them, or even a runner up! I sort of knew yesterday it wasn't going to happen when my phone remained silent, but it didn't stop the hope from building.
Writing for Harlequin Presents has always been my dream so this particular "rejection" hurts a little bit more.
But I won't lose hope. They've still got my requested full from last year's competition so there's something to look forward to! And who knows I might get another request from this year's competition (unless they never got my comp entry in the first place. Yes, that thought has crossed my mind, more than once, as has the thought that maybe I was disqualified for sending it twice!).
Anyway, commiserations to the 537 other entrants who weren't picked. Here's to hoping we get some sort of feeback, as promised by the editors.
A rather despondent,