Last week Cathy e-mailed that our stories made it through the first round. Along with about 80 others we made the cut for "Excellence in Milieu, The Ambiance of Snow." That was out of 388 total entries. Yipee!
When I checked the site I noticed the names of two more writer/bloggers I know, Claudia (aka Bookie) and Linda. Yesterday I checked again and discovered all four of us were among the around 40 finalists who made it through to the second round. The second round was for "Excellence in Storytelling, The Structure within the Snow. " So, what better news than finding out that not only I made the cut, but so did three other of my writer/blogger buddies. The winner will be announced on February 1.
My lesson from all this is to keep on submitting and share good news with your friends!