Some of the writing competitions I entered have posted their long/short-lists, and I didn’t get through. Kinda sad, but there are still others I’m waiting to hear from. Others I’m going to enter. Besides, just because I didn’t get through doesn’t mean the story wasn’t any good, just that other people’s were better, or it simply wasn’t what the judges were looking for this time. That’s what I’m sticking to anyway!
And that’s one of the things I’m not liking about writing – it’s so much a case of luck, personal preference, and sheer perseverance. (Otherwise known as being stubborn, bloody-minded, obstinate, pig-headed. . . hey, maybe I will do OK!)
Writing is so much more than the story.