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…