This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.
OPTIONAL IWSG DAY QUESTION:
Has your writing ever taken you by surprise?
When I first started my journey which was quite a while ago, I won an award. Well, a honorable mention. I know. It’s not exactly an award, but it meant a lot. It still does.
Until then writing fiction was a guilty pleasure.
I was raising a child alone, working and maintaining a home. Taking time to get a story down seemed selfish, and indulgent. So much was on my shoulders.
I needed the outlet.
I’m a loner. Not much of a social life or a support system. Over the years, I raised Bossman—my son’s online persona—just fine, downsized our home, and retired.
Writing is still with me.
My recognition came in an email. A few words telling me I didn’t win, but have been given an honorable mention. The contest–Writers of the Future–is huge It made that moment huge. I felt pretty special and still have the award up on my wall.
After that, I had a few shorts were published, and my paranormal mystery.
Things have petered out since then.
Maybe my fifteen minutes are over. I don’t care. It doesn’t stop me from keeping my little successes up where I can glance up at them.
I keep going.
Once, someone liked what I wrote. It didn’t win. But according to a tidbit online, honorable mentions were given out when the judge kept reading. They were engaged to the end.
For a new writer that was really something.
Thanks for dropping by. Any awards or success you’d like to share. I’d love to read about them.