2011 Readers Favorite Awards!
Honestly, I never really believed I would make it to the finals, let alone place! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it, but I've received the 'Official' notification so I need to get over my doubts, don't I?
It's like winning the lottery. Really. As writers we struggle against self-doubt every day.
Will my editor like this story?
Will the reader connect with my characters?
And on truly bad days, when the characters have stopped talking to us and no matter how hard we try, we can't seem to find the right words...
Why do I even try?
My fellow writers are out there nodding their heads right about now. We've all been in the position to ask ourselves these questions at one time or another. But as writers we plug on, stomp those doubts into dust (at least temporarily) and keep writing. Why? Because we can't NOT write. We're just wired that way.
So to discover that my editor did like it, a reader did connect with my characters - not just enough that I was awarded a 5 Star review, but enough that I was awarded a second place win...that's an incredible boost to this writer's self-confidence!
Interested in reading more about the award? You can do that HERE