Just over two weeks since getting that exciting Golden Heart® call and life is already hectic and somewhat surreal. I’d heard finalist say this ride is exciting, but had no idea that excitement would start immediately. There is no ramp up to being a GH finalist. No adjustment period to let the mind-boggling reality set in and get a grip on what’s about to happen. It’s grab the bar and hold tight because this ride is leaving the station.
No 3, 2, 1. No Ready, Set… It’s all GO GO GO from the moment the phone rings.
Most of that GO GO GO is happening online for now. All finalists (who are willing) join a Yahoo! group and from what I hear, we have one of the chattiest groups around. Not that I’m complaining. I’m loving it. (Though I’m fortunate to be online while I’m at work. If not I’d never keep up.)
My fellow finalists are amazing, strong, smart, talented (obviously) and funny as all get out. I adore these women and cannot wait to meet them in person.
And then there are the agents. Another thing I’d heard was that putting “Golden Heart® Finalist” in your query would get you noticed. This, my friends, is an understatement. I had my first request three hours after sending off my queries. Dudes, that’s QUICK. (Received a very nice rejection a few days later, but I’m still happy to have the attention.)
I’ve received two other requests as well, but I’m not obsessing over them. Nope. Not me. I’m not refreshing my email every fifteen seconds or freaking every time my cell phone rings and it’s a number I don’t recognize.
Nope. Cool as a cucumber. Sitting at the top of an active volcano.