Friday, February 4, 2011

I won!

I have won a Literary Arts Fellowship for my novel in progress.  Still a bit in shock.  I really had -almost- forgotten that I had applied.  This is the second time and I thought it was a long shot.  I mean, I still feel like such a beginner as a writer, though when I recently looked up some queries, I realized that I've been sending things out for at least 8 years.  Not that those first stories were very good, but 8 years is a while. 
After my initial screaming, my thoughts quickly turned to, "Damm, now I really have to finish it and it has to be good."  No pressure!  I have to admit that I had hit a low point and this Fellowship is a great vote of confidence.  I've already done more work in a week than I had in the two months before. 
Go Barbara!!