Sunday, November 4, 2012
We all need a little encouragement now and then.
Writing can sometimes be lonely.
We write and write and then sometimes we think about quitting.
You think and think and then you always write again.
It is in your blood.
I entered a local contest put on by our library.
The instructions said to enter your best Appalachian story, memoir or poem.
They called me this week and said I was one of the winners.
The reception was Saturday and I found out I got first place in the adult division.
What did I get?
Along with a prize package consisting of three books and a gift card, I got the most important thing of all . . . I got encouragement.
The judge wrote at the end of my entry . . .
Lovely story, beautifully told. Keep writing!
I think I will keep writing. How about you?
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch.