I was at a loss about what to post for Writing Wednesday this week, since I haven’t had much time to do anything except work on my term paper. Then, I received some exciting news: I came in 3rd place in a short story contest that I entered back in the summer!
The contest was hosted by Bo’s Cafe Life, which is one of my favorite web comics. Wayne Pollard‘s humor really hits home, even if you aren’t a writer. The main character, Bo and his friends are full of witty quips as they chat over coffee every day. The winner of the contest will have their submission published in The Storyteller Magazine.
I was a little hesitant to enter (that darn fear factor creeping up again) but decided to take the leap, anyway. I’m so glad I did! Even though I didn’t win the contest, I feel validated for even trying.
The stories had to relate to Bo’s Cafe Life, and I already had a romance/chick lit novel work-in-progress that just so happened to involve a coffee shop, so I tweaked the tale and made it into a short story.
Once I get these term papers out of the way, I feel encouraged to write some more and turn my work-in-progress into a real novel!