Living for the Writing Wins
I recently finaled in the Kiss of Death’s Daphne du Maurier contest in the Mainstream category. I’ve gotta be honest, it’s been a while since I had a win. It felt good. It FEELS good. Real good. I’ve wanted to final in this contest for years, so yes, when I got the news, I may have done the laughing-crying thing.
My husband took me out to celebrate but, ever the realist, said, “Be careful of this high on the roller coaster.” After I shot him the stink-eye, I had to take a deep breath. He was right. (I hate when he’s right.)
It’s a conversation we’ve had many times over the years that I’ve been writing with the goal of publication.
The Writer Roller Coaster. Worst. Ride. Ever. That is, if you’re living for the wins.
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