Low and behold, many judges liked it. It finalled in three contests, and one judge suggested I enter it in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart contest. I laughed at first, then decided, what the hell.
So today, March 25, I get the phone call, Damaged Goods is a finalist. Means I'll be in the ceremony in Nashville in July, have to get head-shots done, and a gown, the whole shebang.
I'm amazed, and stunned.