Not your critique partners or your beta readers. But someone of note. Say...like an editor of a big publishing house?
Last night I found out that I was the winner in the Fantasy/Urban Fantasy category for On The Far Side Contest for Unpublished Writers hosted by FF&P RWA. I had to read the email several times before it REALLY sunk in. I won. HOT DIGGITY -- I WON!
My entry was read and ranked by an actual publishing editor and for this one, brief moment in time, I was the winner. How awesome is THAT?!
Pretty freaking awesome, I'd say. Pretty. Freaking. Awesome! Go me!