Anthology Builder Contest

Originally published on 12.2.09 on blogspot.

Results for the Anthology Builder contest are in, sooner than I expected to be honest.

Congrats to all the winners and runner-ups!

Considering there were a few people in the Finalist listing that are much more experienced, I wasn’t surprised that I didn’t place.  It’s simply a joy to have actually made it to Finalist, which wins a critique from Nancy Fulda.  This will be the first time I’ll have the experience of having a pro give me some tips on improving, and, as I’m ever learning, everything helps.

And while the general comments from the judges made me mope for a day (or two), I’ve got my head screwed back on straight.  After only some half-assed writing that read like my three year old could have done better with his minimal grasp of the ABC’s, I started and finished what I thought would be a flash piece last night before bed.  Now that I’m in the process of typing it up, I think the weird shaped notebook drastically impaired my ability to estimate the word count.  Or perhaps I was just tired.

Back on topic, I hope she repeats the contest in the years to come, because it was alot of fun getting inspiration from a cover picture.  I’ve still got notes galore scattered everywhere for all the other covers I’d been considering using…

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