RWA sends the RITA and Golden Heart Finalists this invitation to the reception, along with our shiny finalist pin! Both are mementos to treasure.
Our topic this week at the SFF Seven is "I need to make more space in my life for…"
I find it interesting that whoever submitted this topic phrased it as "I need," rather than "I want." I'm a believer in separating "needs" from "wants." We can want all sorts of things - from the immediate impulse of that yummy chocolate whispering from the pantry in the kitchen to that Italian villa overlooking the Mediterranean. As opposed to the actual needs for adequate nutrition and shelter from the elements. See my point? The latter is about basic survival and keeping ourselves alive, whereas the former are about treats and luxuries. In the case of some treats - too much chocolate, for example - those can actually work against survival by being not good for long-term health.
Not that I am against treats and luxuries! In fact, I believe treating ourselves to things we DON'T need is an important reward for hard work. Just yesterday I bought these Steve Madden blingy shoes to wear to the RITA Awards ceremony. (Only $64 at DSW, though!) I don't need them. I had other shoes I could wear. But all that hard work I put into the books that led to finaling for this award deserves a little fun treat for myself. Plus, zero calories!
There have been times in my life that I would have had a long list for this question, but right now I can think of only one thing: zero-calorie Prosecco.
Now, that I truly NEED! ;-)
Sunday, July 2, 2017
The One Thing I Need
Posted by Jeffe Kennedy at 11:53:00 AM
Labels: Jeffe Kennedy, rewards, RITA Finalist, treats, want vs. need
Jeffe Kennedy is a multi-award-winning and best-selling author of romantic fantasy. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and is a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). She is best known for her RITA® Award-winning novel, The Pages of the Mind, the recent trilogy, The Forgotten Empires, and the wildly popular, Dark Wizard. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
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I love the shoes!! I'll be in the audience crossing my fingers for you!ReplyDelete
Thank you!! I hope we get to chat at some point. :-)Delete
And I'll be there cheering you on too!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! :DDelete
Congrats and good luck. This will be the first year in many that I won't be at RWA. I can't do Florida in July. Too hot. Too humid. Have fun and rock those shoes.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kelly!Delete