Today, my life is much different. I haven't worked on my MS in 2 weeks and this posts ends a 2-week hiatus from my blog. (I hope you've missed me!) Gone are the days of doing what I want, when I want. I own a trophy company now, though I did manage to make it to my local writing conference this year. And while I am definitely motivated in my writing, it's going to have to wait. You see, for all of you without children and so unfamiliar with the end of school awards season, I am neck deep in alligators.
Earlier this spring I entered the Vine Leaves Literary Journal's vignette contest(though submissions are being accepted through May 31st). This is my first ever attempt at writing something other than genre fiction. Last week, I received an email saying I had been picked as one of 17 favorites from which 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be chosen. *fist pump* The grand prize is a free pass to the Homeric Writer's Retreat in Greece this August. You can see why I took a chance and submitted my very first literary piece. I think I've read the email informing me about my place in the top 17 about a dozen and one times. *sheepish grin* Wish me luck!
Anyone else feel like a raw steak hanging over a pit of hungry alligators? I'm looking for a couple of good writers blog challenges for this summer, has anyone heard of any I should know about?