Saturday, August 13, 2005

My GB Results



All day, I can't think for waiting on results from the Great Beginnings contest. I check and recheck email ... and then, oddly, when it did come it I almost missed it! The subject line read "Congrats". What does that mean? I can't open it. If I don't open it I can continue thinking that I WON.

I opened it.

I didn't win.

Out of five finalists, I came in fourth. That burst my bubble, let me tell you.

Now, if they'd'a said, "Out of seventy-five entries, you came in fourth" I would have been mighty proud. And that might be the case, cuz I don't know how many people entered.

But still, fourth is better than fifth. With an artists temperment, I may have shredded Camilla if I'd have come in fifth.

Still, not bad for my first contest. I can't wait to see my score sheets.

Onward and upward, but until then my Light and Creamy Friendly's Forbidden Chocolate ice cream is calling my name, and I feel obliged to answer.

3 comments:

Charity said...

Are you kidding? You did great and don’t you dare shred your story. Remember, there’s more than one editor at any publishing house. Should I tell you of my first contest experience, where one of the first round judges called my hero, my story, and *me* immoral because I dared to have a thief as a hero? I think that may be my all time low score (a 68 out of 150--I suck! LOL).

A friend of mine has a saying: the right story, on the right desk, at the right time. You’ll find that combination. I know it.

MaryF said...

Your FIRST contest and you came in FOURTH!!! That is really really great! My first contest I came in fourth - from the bottom. Be proud!

Marianne Arkins said...

Charity and Mary,

Thanks for the pep-talk! I'm still ready to shred Camilla, but I'm holding off so far.

But, to add insult to injury, the person who one my category got an editor request.

*sigh*

Of course, had it been me, I would have be a wreck because Camilla isn't anywhere finished!

Charity - I had to snicker a bit about the person who had a problem with a thief as hero. Nora Roberts did it in one of her books.

And, Mary, thanks for the laugh! I needed it!

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