So much has happened!
First, thank you, We Love These Cats, for liking my sketch 5/5 of my Cavalier Kitty. That really made my day! You post some real cute kitties. Who doesn’t love kitties.
Second, I’m totally gob-smacked! Last spring, I entered a short story into the Writers of the Future contest. I’ve entered before, but gotten nothing but flat rejections. (Though Joni Labaqui does send a nice little image for the web page.)
I was not expecting this in any way! I had to read the email three times. I had to check the website to make sure I wasn’t confused. But, yes, I won a Silver Honorable Mention! I got me a nice nifty frame for it. Sure, being a finalist or a semi-finalist would have been better, but this … this … well, it feels great!
I was wondering if I was having problems with my writing, or if it was my subject that was causing such rejection. That being said, I wrote this story specifically to be a straight for the market. And it worked!
I’m just in total shock. I, also, am wondering what to do with the little story. I still think it has potential. Quite a lot to think about.