July 10, 2013 by Ifeoma Dennis
Yes, I know it’s a 100-word contest and I know I didn’t win the main prize but guys, it’s my FIRST TIME WINNING ANYTHING.
And that’s a pretty huge, big deal. Yes, it’s a monumental event that deserves redundancy and caps and big-sounding adjectives. Whatever 🙂
Not that I’ve entered a lot of contests before.
But I took part in another 100-word contest on the same blog (it’s Suzie Townsend’s) about two weeks back and I also entered for another 100-word contest on Janet Reid’s about a month back. So that makes it three.
Yes, I have a thing for short-story contests, trying to make up a 100-word contest from an image or a few words gives me a peculiar kind of adrenalin rush!
And imagine opening my email and actually seeing my name mentioned. *Squeeee*
Hey girl, it’s just a short story contest…
See that? 😀
You know, it’s making me believe the idea I have for my YA high fantasy (DoT) might also be a creative one… because you can feel these things in the guts. Now all I need do is work on the technical aspects of the idea- which is err…everything from world building to the writing itself.
I’ll take my time.
Yes, this is an itsy-bitsy victory, but sometimes in our mad frenzy to achieve our big dreams, it’s easy to overlook the little milestones we have achieved. So I’m taking a pause to clink glasses and toast to the future 🙂
There’s another short story contest going on until the 13th on Suzie’s blog. Read about it here.