A Worthwhile Experience
Well… I’ve waited long enough.
I didn’t win the Short Story Contest that I entered in February and shared with great enthusiasm in the previous Blog post entitled Letting it Go.
How do I know? Because the winners were to be contacted today between 9am-5pm and well, it’s nearly 4:30 and, no special call.
I guess I’m a bit relieved after racing to my phone today each time an email pinged.
It’s not like I thought my work worthy of the highest honour a contest can bestow. I just dallied with the fantasy that perhaps, just maybe, my story was interesting and unique enough to garner some attention.
Am I sad? Well more bummed than anything else.
Was it a waste of time? Absolutely not!
In fact, it sort of kick-started something in me, a renewed vigor and desire for writing. The opportunity to learn the ins and outs of composing to word count while maintaining an intriguing message was so worth my efforts.
I am grateful to my husband for pushing me to tackle the madness that came with numerous edits, nervous doubts and overall angst.
I look forward to reading the winning entries and hopefully learning more from them.
Congratulations to the Winners! Cherish the Golden cloud you are on.
Oh that’s the spirit, Peekie! I am bummed for you, too, but what the contest inspired in you is worth WAY more than the winning. You’re well on your way, through the thick and the thin, the failures and successes – no matter what. I’m always in your corner rooting for you 🙂 B. On 4/16/14 4:36 PM, “The Expressib
Thanks so much. Means a lot.
What do I get out of writing? How far have I come?
These are the questions I ask myself in times like this.
I don’t know why recognition is so imperative, but it is.
Keep playing with words. It is tremendous fun, no matter what. 🙂
Thanks Sue. I think the recognition is more weighted with the benefit of sharing our work. That’s what matters, being able to share the inspiration and finding those souls who appreciate it. The journey continues as long as we are constantly getting something out of the experience ourselves. And I do feel I am. Thanks for writing. Always great to hear from you 🙂