A month ago I posted a short story that I entered into a small writing contest that was being held in my valley. It was endorsed by the two little libraries, and the theme this year was, “It was a dark and stormy night…” Well, I entered with my piece titled, The Making of a Private Eye, which you can read if you click the title.
Well, much to my delight, I ended up in second place for the adult submissions! I was quite pleased, and I hope it helps forward my career. It was good practice for me as I’m not comfortable showing off my work to most people. I am embarrassed most of the time because I’m far from confident that anything I write is worth reading. Funny thing to be a writer. What is the point of writing if you never show it to anyone?!
So, there you have it. Supposedly I get a certificate and a button. We’ll see. I’m just happy to have the second spot. Now, I have to find out about the anthology that they say my story should be in. I think. I guess I had best call.