I got my second Honorable Mention from the Writers of the Future contest today!
I think this validates what I was talking about last time I got an Honorable Mention. It took me 5 tries to get my first one, and then only 3 more tries to get my second. That feels like progress folks, and it’s about the only thing I can point to that feels that way.
Now I just have to make sure I finish my current story by September to make the Quarter 4 deadline (I’ve already submitted for Quarter 3). I know any aspiring writer out there would absolutely laugh in my face that I hope to finish 3/4 of a story in 3 months, but I have to tell you, it is about the best I can do at this stage in my life. Writers of the Future deadlines are the only thing that even keep me going. Need I remind you that I only finished 2 stories last year? I’m just happy that I’m more or less keeping the ones I have circulating (and not doing a super job of that either…ones that are destined for electronic-submission markets are okay, but I am doing a very bad job of keeping the ones that are going to postal-submission markets out. I’ve got to get on that!)
Onward and upwards!