Friday, December 5, 2008


A couple months ago I entered a short story competition sponsored by the Arizona chapter of American Mothers, Inc - a national organization for mothers. The theme was motherhood and families, so it was right up my alley. I took a few of my own experiences with my kids and threw in a few from my creative muse and came up with a fun little story about a little girl who goes shopping with her mother. I was pretty proud of it and sent it off.

Weeks passed and I assumed I hadn't placed, which was okay. It was a good experience and I enjoyed it.

Well!!! Yesterday I got a phone call from the AZ American Mothers saying I had won the competition!!!! AAAAHHHHHHH!! Let's just say, I spent the rest of the night more than a little hyper.

The story will be published in their newsletter and I get to read it at their Honors Gala in January in front of the whole organization AND, because I won the state competition, I am eligible to enter the national competition.

I am FLIPPING OUT! It has been a tough week or so for me, writing wise - feeling discouraged by a difficult project, wondering if I am even any good at it. This was exactly what I needed to get a little of my confidence back.

YEA!!!!!!!!! (*Happy Dance!*)


Diana said...

That is very exciting! Congratulations!!!

russandkatie said...

That is so amazing! You more than deserve it!!!!!!

Steve said...

THATS IS AMAZING!!! YOU TOTALALY DESERVE IT! I dont know if you know this, and i am sure you doubt it a times, but you are INSANELY TALENTED and DESERVE RECOGNITION!!! :)

Jewel said...

I have to agree with what my incredibly astute husband just posted--CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so excited for you--keep us posted on what's happening as far as other awards and such, too!!

Jonathan & Rachel said...

You totally should be proud...that is awesome-I'm not surprised in the slightest!! Way to go!!!

Olivia* said...

Congratulations!!! That is great news!!


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