Did you ever hear an Academy Award loser say they were just honored to be nominated? Well, it is an honor but losing sucks nonetheless. So you guessed it–Branches didn’t get selected to go to the Quarter Finals in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. But all is good. I’m still happy I entered. I’m not a competitive person (sorta goes with my shy streak) so it was a good test of stamina to try for it. I’m with Branches for the long haul. I love it; believe in it and will pursue all possibilities for it. So hang in there with me; more good things to come.