As a writer, you don’t often get positive feedback, so when you do, you gotta celebrate. Even the little insignificant wins can be enough to keep you going.
Yesterday, I won two really fun contests on two separate blogs, both relating to flash fiction (very short fiction). There are no prizes, except the two nifty badges now displayed on my site, but it’s still nice to feel a little love. Writers (well, all creative types) need some love now and again.
I’ve entered Leah’s #5MinuteFiction contest in the past, and have been a finalist before, but never won. You can’t imagine how hard it is to write a cohesive, interesting story in only FIVE MINUTES!
After winning Leah’s contest, I noticed one of the other finalists, Tracey, had a weekly contest of her own. I decided to try that one too, and I can’t believe I won again! Her gang seems to be much more heavily into the romance genre and I’m a scifi/fantasy geek, so I felt a little out of place, but I gave it a go and brought home the badge! Yippee!
Now that I’ve patted myself on the back, I have a renewed energy to keep writing and to enjoy life’s small wins!