Friday, October 3, 2008

Knock Me Over With a Feather

My short story has been selected for honorable mention and will be posted on the website of the contest sponsor.

Who knew?

On one hand, I'm quite surprised because I've read some amazing short stories, and this one isn't quite there. Which is probably why it didn't actually win. LOL.

That leads me to my other hand . . . I'd written a women's fiction manuscript a few years ago that came in second in a writing contest.

Always the bridesmaid.

I'm not complaining. I am acknowledging the amount of study this craft demands. That demand for ability and skill, as well as talent, makes me proud to sit where I sit on a daily basis. And excited about the prospect of doing something where learning becomes as much of the job as doing as long as I live.

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3 comments:

Margie Vawter said...

Woohoo, Peg. Ya gotta start somewhere. :) Cheering you on!

Lisa Whitefern said...

I SO know what you are saying with two Highly Commendeds and a Third place this year.

Peg Brantley said...

I've only entered three contests. One when I first started writing, another soon after. Then I had a few years where I either didn't want to be bothered, didn't think I was ready, or felt a little too vulnerable.

Thanks for your cheers, Margie. And Lisa, you may just be encouraging me to enter a few more contests. :-)