I've been doing a bit too much ordering by mail lately. Nothing too big, just printer ink, mailing labels, a jacket or two . . .
Perhaps I'm distracting myself from the stresses of life right now, including getting this novel rewritten. It's coming, really. But sometimes online shopping is just so much easier. (Do I sound whiny? I should.)
Anyway, as I opened a manila envelope that arrived in the mail, I wondered, "What did I order this time?"
I didn't order anything.
I entered a contest.
Thanks to the encouragement of our local League of Utah Writers chapter, who set a goal for our group to have a good showing in the statewide writing contest, I entered the first part of my latest novel. (Yes, the same one I was just whining about.)
And it won!
I got first place in the League of Utah Writers Middle Grade Fiction Category!
I had a conflict I couldn't change on the day of the banquet, so I didn't even know.
Until the certificate showed up in my mailbox.
Sometimes a little boost like that helps me keep writing.
I had to tell someone, so thanks for letting me brag just a little.