Tag: The Other Side of Joy

Golden Crown Literary Award FINALIST

The Golden Crown Literary Society is an educational organization whose mission is for the enjoyment, discussion, and enhancement of lesbian literature and creative non-fiction.

The Golden Crown Literary Awards started in 2005 with four categories (romance, mystery/sci-fi/fantasy, and debut author).  Other categories have been added over the years.

This year, I have a book on the list of finalists.  “The Other Side of Joy” is being recognized in the poetry category.  A literary conference and awards ceremony will be held the last weekend of June in Dallas, Texas.  I’m hoping to earn my first “Goldie” and a gold sticker for my book.  Stay tuned for more details.

Congratulations to all of the finalists.

Going into labor

I didn’t close my eyes until after 2 o’clock this morning because my mind was racing.  I knew that as the darkness turned to day it would be time to “induce” labor.  I had hoped to get some rest and sleep in.  Unfortunately, my body and mind had other plans.  I opened my eyes at the same time my alarm usually chimes.  I just laid in the same spot for thirty minutes trying to mentally prepare myself for the tasks ahead of me.  My journey would be taken alone and I knew noone would see me, but I still wanted to look nice.  I showered, brushed my teeth, combed my hair and put on a pair of cute black jeans, a purple top and purple heels.  As I transitioned to labor and delivery, I needed some mood music.  I logged on to Pandora and swayed to the tunes of Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Anthony Hamilton and Dana Owens. 

I expect this labor to last four to nine weeks.  I’ll keep you posted.  At 3:03 pm, I pushed the button.  “The Other Side of Joy” has been submitted.