I’ve had several people ask about the short story writing contest I entered last month.
Well, guess what!!!…..I didn’t win. =) Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

The West Texas Writers posted the winners list on their web site last night. Seventy stories vied for the prizes, I found out from a contest organizer. I know for a fact that other quality stories were entered that didn’t place, either. Honestly, I accomplished what I wanted by having something to spur me on to write the story then put it out there for strangers’ eyes.

It was my first story written since I’ve grown taller than about four feet, and I had so much fun doing it. (I’m even smiling as I write this!) I have a hunch I won’t give up any time soon. Anyway, I wanted to let you know.

Big subject change: How is the weather in your neck of the woods? Today it is absolutely beautiful here. Upper 60s, sunny, with trees and flowers coming out to play. I love having a flexible job–I had a few minutes this morning to get out and walk the dog in our neighborhood.
Please take a few minutes this week and enjoy the outdoors wherever you are!