Welcome to this week’s installment of Jenna’s 411.
Sorry I’m late again, but I’m in another production which means more late rehearsals! So on with a brief 411.
My most exciting news this week is that I have entered Time Enough to Love into Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award competition. This is the Oscars of the romance world, so I’m pretty psyched, even though I’m realistic about my chances. Still, to be in the competition alone is a big deal to me–I usually don’t do contests, but I thought Time Enough to Love deserved a chance, despite the extremely long odds. I’ll keep you informed about my little book’s progress along the way. Wish me luck!
Time for Halloween treats at my house. We used to have big parties for Halloween when my girls were young and I loved making all these scary treats. I get to do that again this week because my theatre group at school is having a party on Wednesday, and I’m taking some good and scary treats, like these ghoulish eyeballs. I LOVE Halloween!
Jenna Fun Fact of the Week
Even though I hate being on stage (I’m a director, not an actor), I did play Maisie, the second lead, in a community theatre production of The Boyfriend one summer when I was home from college. I decided I wanted the role and auditioned my heart out to get it. And I actually had fun! Got to dance the Charleston with one of my old flames from high school and even better, didn’t suffer from stage fright at all. 🙂 I’m really glad I got to have that experience, although I’ll take the director’s any time over the limelight.
That’s all for this week. Short and sweet. Come back next Wednesday for more (hopefully lots more) news from Jenna. 🙂