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Not a Rejection!!/Writing Award

Confetti and cake time! Writers of the Future has awarded me a Silver Honorable Mention!

You might remember “Rejection Slip,” a post about my last Writers of the Future entry. A flat-out refusal of a story that I loved.

Things are looking up.

The Silver Honorable Mention isn’t an official award. I won’t be published in the anthology. But out of 181 countries, story upon story upon story, writers who know what they’re doing and have seen every plot in the business (twice), read mine and saw something they liked.

I can be satisfied with that.

Until I write them something they can’t refuse.

I still scream incoherently every time I open one of the WOTF emails with good news. I reserve that, as my singular right. You know, on the list of things we “crazy writers” do.

So now that it’s officially been announced on the WOTF website, I’ve had my victory ice cream and life is ready to move on…

I’m debating National Novel Writing Month. For the third year running.

The case is this: I want to do it. Per usual, I don’t have time to do it. I’ve learned not to be bothered by that.

The problem?

I have no plan. None. And only 9 days to come up with one. Because, you know, I’ve squandered the rest of October with unavoidable responsibilities and arguing with characters about peanut butter.

Yeah. You read that right. Peanut butter. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

So can I do this?

Wish me luck. Because I know myself well enough by now to guess that if I can find the slightest spark of inspiration, I’ll give it my best shot.


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