As CSFF Blog Tour Overlord Rebecca Luella Miller said in a comment in my half-baked eulogy for GFW Magazine, I do have some pretty good news.
I'm a finalist in the 2008 ACFW Genesis contest. I and five other people made it into the finals for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Allegory category.
I was a bit shocked. I knew there were quite a few entrants (I forget the exact number right now) and I figured I didn't have a chance. I'm not complaining. The first round judges had some very complimentary things to say (one in particular) and so now I need to finish polishing it up and send it off for the next round.
Sadly, I won't find out how I do until September when the ACFW Conference comes to Minnesota, but my wife and I have already found a babysitter so we can be at the banquet. I doubt I'll win, but it'll certainly be fun to find out.