Entering writing contests is a great way to get an adrenaline rush. Well, it is at the award ceremony. It's good to put your work up against others'.
There's no finish line or objective measure, so winning or not winning feels arbitrary to some extent, yet having those placements is good to add to your writing credits.
Today I was at the awards ceremony for Ozarks Writers League, and I am thrilled to announce that I won 4 contests for my fiction. It feels WONDERFUL to receive cash awards for my stories.
"Hillbilly Heaven" won the Gene Anderack Short Story Contest
"She Had a Curfew...I Had a Van" took third place in the Genre Straddler Contest. that means a story that combines two genres. THis one's paranormal romance.
"Welcome to Haven" took second in the Flash Fiction 99 Word Story Contest. This was a very short horror story.
"Welcome to OWL" took first in the Hoot & Hollar Contest. This tale elated an experience I had welcome a prospective member to the Ozarks Writers League.
I am so incredibly excited! Stunned, too. My writer friends aren't, but since there's no objective measure, it always feels like a playing a game of chance.
Update on my progress with They All Died Smiling, my NaNoWriMo project.
Meanwhile, I made a little progress on the novel today, as I wasn't home much. Tomorrow as well will be a light writing day, so I'm glad to be ahead on my goal!
I'm approaching the halfway point in the book.
Ronda Del Boccio
Best Selling author and speaker