Sunday, October 30, 2011

Writing Victories

Every once in a while I need a small writing victory to keep me motivated. It's usually just positive feedback on something I have written, or the completion of a step in a project I'm working on.

This week my victory came in the form of a writing contest win. I won 1st place in the American Fork City's Scary Story Contest in the adult age group for my short story "Dine With Lady Death." I won some cash...oh yeah. Along with my picture taken by the newspaper (check out my beauteous pose on the top row, far left). And my name in shining lights is listed on the AF Library's web page.

It's no publishing contract, but it sure feels good to know someone liked what I wrote. But you know what's even better? I found out the 2nd and 4th place winners are both published authors, one of them with an MFA in creative writing. That made me feel pretty good.

And now I'm ready to take on NaNoWriMo. Bring it on !


Kelley Lynn said...

That is awesome. You should be very proud of yourself.

We need those assurances that our work touches other people the way we want it to every once and a while.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Emily said...

You are awesome. And props, not just for winning, but for having the guts to put yourself out there.

NaNo starts Tomorrow! Aack!