I’ve Made It To The Finals!!!

So happy right now! 33 books written, 10 short listed and 3 picked for the finials and my book Someone To Watch Over Me is one of those book. So what does this mean you ask? Well, it means that my story written for the Litnet Campus Romance Contest has been chosen and I get to fly out to Portland Oregon at the end of this month to attend the American Writer’s Conference and Book Fair. It’s a real chance to connect with people who have achieved what I am hoping to achieve which is having a career in writing the stories I love to write. I will have a chance to talk with editors, agents, publishers, and print houses. I will admit I’m a little nervous as I have never done something like this before. But I do so hope to make the most of this opportunity that has been given to me and I’m so grateful to have it. I sincerely hope that on the 30th when Litnet announces the winner during a special event that I get chosen, because I will have achieved another mile stone in my writing career. I could officially say I am an award winning author, and that would be amazing. I already know what I would like to spend the $500.00 on that the winner receives, as I homeschool my boys, we could seriously use an upgrade to our swing set outside now that they are getting bigger. It be great if they had an awesome place to place during lunch break when the weather gets warmer. Well, like all dreams… it pays to dream big! Wish me Luck! Charity Rue – Aka Ruechari Author of the New Adult/College Romance Someone to Watch Over Me.  Read it today on LitNet https://litnet.com/en/book/someone-to-watch-over-me-b108738

Someone To Watch Over Me is Short Listed

So back in December, I was approached on Wattpad by a Litnet editor to participate in their Campus Romance Contest. I had nothing currently written that involved the New Adult/College Romance genre. So it meant a whole new story for me. The deadline was March first and we were already two weeks into December and the novel had to be complete to be considered. I wasn’t sure I could make that deadline. However, upon researching Litnet, it seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up and so I decided to give it go. I couldn’t believe the response I got from readers. Over 267 comments about how much they loved the book and that they want a follow up book. Two readers even said they’d like to see it turned into a movie. Now that’s a dream! Having participated in many contest both on and off line I have to say even though the signs were their I tried to detach myself from the outcome because I’ve done well before but never made it to that finish line. Still the book gained momentum and on January 27th I was shocked to see that my book was ranked #1 in New Adult/College, #1 in Young Adult, and #1 in Romance on Litnet and remained there for the whole month of February. It was then I began to believe I may really have a shot at this. I still worried about getting my hopes too high but then it happened on March 1st the short list was posted, and  Someone to Watch Over Me was on it. I was so excited. Now out of 32 novels, narrowed down to the top 10, 3 finalist will be chosen to go to the American Writer’s Conference in Portland Oregon where the winner of the contest will be announce at a special event on March 30th. https://litnet.com/en/blogs/post/82842 I am eagerly awaiting the results. Stay tuned. Charity aka Ruechari