aka: How one (slightly) negative comment is all I can think about
I am beyond thrilled because, as you might remember, one of my Resolutions was to write more often and submit it...
My writing is not contest winning. This I know. I don't write to be dark or overly insightful. I don't swear. I don't include sex. Nobody dies or tries to die or wants to die. Pretty much everything that is in contest winning writing is missing from mine.
I do write to entertain, however. I write about people I know, people I've seen, stories I've concocted while eavesdropping on strangers. I am never overly serious. I like fast-paced wit, with a touch of sarcasm and a smidge of seriousness.
So when I learned that the second story I have ever submitted for publication was, indeed, to be published, I was over the moon. When I learned that three real authors/editors had chosen my piece from hundreds of submissions, I was thrilled. When I read the bottom of the notification email and saw this praise from one of the judges: