Well, this months NaNoWriMo attempt is turning into a bust. It’s just about noon on the 21st, and instead of being at 30,000 words, like I should be – I’m just over 15,000. Alas, it’s 15,000 words more than I had 21 days ago, right? 🙂 I’m proud of what I’ve done, and will challenge that NaNoWriMo beast again next year – this time, to the death!
I also received an email last week, congratulating me on placing within the top 10 submissions, for the recent Reader’s Digest, My Life contest. They received just under 5,000 entries, and while quite of few of them were moving, I chose a more realistic, humorous approach, as I usually do – and it was a success! I still can’t believe I placed so high, and along with the cash prize (WooHoo), I have the chance of being published in a magazine that’s a staple in every American bathroom!!!
Aside from that I’m still submitting an article monthly for the local Entertainment News Northwest Magazine (www.ennw.info) and have recently been asked by a friend to contribute a few columns to a “Women Talk” section of the local weekly paper!
You might say that things are really turning around for me lately. I feel supremely blessed, not only for the doors that seem to be opening for me, but for the opportunities I’ve had in the past, allowing me to grow, mature, and become more aware of the world around me. And, of course, for the amazingly inspirational and supportive family & friends that have never let me imagine failure as an option. To you, I am eternally grateful!
So, for today, I’m dancing in the streets, skipping under a rainbow, and walkin’ on sunshine, here in the frigidly cold northwest!
~ m 🙂