Hey Shorty!

This week I received an exciting piece of news. A short story I entered into a competition made the Short List. As a writer it is the sort of news that sends tingles down your spine and puts a smile on your face.

Rejection is part and parcel of the everyday when you write, it comes with the territory. So when you get a short list or long list placing you can be assured that your story has had an impact – it is a wonderful feeling. Some days writing is thankless and hard, it can feel as if you are wading through treacle. You try your hardest to make your story sing only to have it land flat. Moments that make you fly are so important. They serve as a reminder that sometimes, just sometimes you can hold a tune!

Thankfully I do not have to wait too long for the results.

3 Replies to “Hey Shorty!”

  1. Congratulations, Nicole! I’ve been out of town and out of Internet reach, so I’m late seeing your great news. By now you probably have received the final result, and I’m hoping it was fabulous. You’re so talented, but even the best authors experience the Dejection Of Rejection (Duhn-duhn-DUHNNN) sometimes. Thanks for sharing your highly motivational good news with us.

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