The semi-finalists for ABNA 2011 were announced today.
My YA fantasy novel, White as Snow, made the cut.
It's not over, not by a long shot, but this is as far as I hoped to make it. Out of 10,000 entries, my novel has made it to the top 100. That's the top 1%, and that makes me feel pretty good. I feel validated, if you know what I mean.
Even if I don't make the next cut, I have more confidence in my novel now. I feel like many other people have also found merit in my writing.
If you want to check it out, here's a link: