Monday, March 5, 2012

A Link to My Erma Bombeck Essay Posted on the Washington Centerville Library Website

Wow! It has been a whirlwind few days.

Thanks to everyone who called, e-mailed, or left comments and words of encouragement and support on my blog. Special thanks to my friends who posted about my win on their own blogs or on Facebook.

You are the BEST FRIENDS EVER!

Several people have asked to read my essay.

The Washington Centerville Library has posted all the winning essays on their website. Here's a link to their page. If you scroll down you can find mine as the First Place winner in the Global Humor Category. The website also lists statistics for entries in all categories. There were 525 overall entries from 49 states and 7 countries, including Ireland, China, and Spain. I don't know how many of those were in the Global Humor Category, but the contest coordinator told me on the phone there was a lot of competition.

As for the celebration and workshop in Dayton, my sister Kathleen is driving there with me next month. Walt is going to stay home to take care of the grandkiddos. What a guy!

After I return from Dayton I'll post about it here. Thanks again, everyone. It's been an exciting few days!

20 comments:

  1. This story is still as funny as I remember from critique. Congrats again. I'm so glad you're going to the event!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Donna, that was a good one! Congratulations again! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Claudia,
    Thanks. I made some revisions from the original that I read in critique, but getting comments from you all helped!

    Hi Madeline,
    Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  4. Super Duper for you and thanks for the link. You will have a great time with your sister, a great time at conference, and bring great ideas back to share I am sure. I am so happy for you. Now, I am off to read that link! Have a great day ahead.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Claudia,
      Thanks. I will be sure to share what I learn at the conference.
      Hurry, Spring!
      Donna

      Delete
  5. Not just a humor win, but a GLOBAL humor win. Guess that makes you an international sensation! : )

    Pat
    Critter Alley

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Pat,
      I think that's just to distinguish between local winners and the other, but I like the sound of it. ;-)
      Donna

      Delete
  6. Donna--Thanks for giving us the link. Your story was quite funny. I also loved the bit at the end when you reflect on your marriage to Walt.

    Expect me to bow down when I see you next, as I'm in awe...

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love your essay! You need to frame that garter belt and the essay :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm looking forward to hearing about your conference experience. I hope you get the royal treatment!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Sioux and Carol,
    So glad you enjoyed the essay.

    Hi Val,
    thanks! I'll post about the conference after I return.

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for the link. Well done, Donna, a well deserved award. I look foward to hearing about the conference. Congratualtions!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations again! Can't wait to hear about the conference.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Congratulations! You are the example of perseverance...AWESOME REWARD!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Sally,
    Thank you.

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks! You know I'll let you know when at IVV.

    Hi Donna,
    Thank you. You are right; perseverance does pay!

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  15. LOL that was a great story! So happy that you won! Woot-woot!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sorry I'm so late, but congratulations, Donna! You deserved that win--your essay was superb! Am still smiling.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Tammy,
      Thanks. You are so sweet. I'm happy you enjoyed my essay.
      Donna

      Delete

Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V - Interviews with Johnny Boggs and Larry Wood

Several weeks ago, Jane Hale, president of Ozark Writers, Inc., forwarded names of contributors to Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V, who a...