I accomplished something I've had as a goal for a number of years. I wrote a book. I submitted a manuscript about adopting Allie as a contest entry to Westbow Press's New Look Writing Contest last November. First, second, and third prizes were publishing contracts valued at $2,999, $1,899 and $999. Congratulations to the winners.
I was disappointed to learn I didn't win the contest as I had fantasized through the Christmas holidays about doing the book tour rounds on Good Morning America, Conan, and the Steve Colbert show, as my book was, no doubt, destined for the New York Times bestsellers list.
I'm super happy that I finished the book. Actually, I'm not totally done. An editor friend of mine has read it and has made some suggestions to punch up the content and timelines a bit. Stay tuned.