If I write to impress authors, I will win awards. If I write for my readers, I will be successful.
I don't know much about the Whitney Awards except that we can dress up, eat good food, and I can hunt down amazing authors to get my picture with them and their autograph.
Today I got this email:
Congratulations! Your novel THE WATCHERS has received the required reader nominations to be considered an official nominee for the 2014 Whitney Awards, a literary award honoring excellence in fiction written by LDS authors."
I didn't advertise this to my readers because I didn't think it would even be considered. The writing/editing style called "Fast Flow" is so new.
Fast Flow is great for one days reads or for people who don't have a lot of time to read, but it might drive old school editors nuts, so I'm not sure what will happen. Maybe I will get the booby prize. HA!
It was still awesome that my readers thought enough to do this for me. Thank you everyone. This means as much to me as actually winning the award.