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Sunday, November 11, 2007

I Won!

A few weeks back, my new friend Daizie at Looking Beyond A Cracked Window mentioned a contest her friend runs each month for different writing exercises. I surfed on over to read about it and the topic was My Ideal Day. I have to admit I'd been in a bit of a funk. Fall is my favorite time of year, but it's so incredibly busy. I had just finished a book that had stressed me out, Halloween was coming (and I hate Halloween) and I was just in one of those places where the joy is hard to find amid the tasks at hand. It was therefore intriguing and refreshing to consider what my ideal day would be. I can't remember the last time I just wrote for creativity sake. It was wonderful and freeing and it was nice to feel successful at something when I actually finished the project and linked back to the contest page. I read some of the other entries as well and they were very good. I was intrigued with how different each ideal day could be for different people. I didn't hear anything on the results and kept telling myself to go check in--and then on Friday I got a flurry of congrats and e-mails from friends and fellow participants congratulating me on having won! Not only did I win, but the judges gave excellent feedback and I am definitely a feedback hound. It's priceless to know what works for other people.

Anyway, I'm flattered and humbled and very grateful. Hop on over to Judith~Heartsong and you can read about the contest and the essays that were entered. Also, stay tuned for the November contest.


Jod{i} said...

Yeah! *Doing the happy dance

I am very happy that this has brought some joy back!
I assure you, you love her artwork!

And thank you for the mention!


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I remember that post and it was wonderful.
So relaxing. Aaaaah. You made me feel like I was there.

Judith HeartSong said...

this contest has always been a win win for everyone.... growing community, a chance to write differently, an appreciative audience, and no pressure. I am so glad you shared a part of yourself!!

Autumn Ables said...

So cool, Josi! I will take a peek over at heartsong. I'm nosey and want to read your short story. :)

Janette Rallison said...

Congrats on the win!

Julie Wright said...

that is just cool! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

yay, does a dance for josi! you rock josi! i loved reading your entry when you first submitted it. very cool. happy for you and i am glad you got such a kick out of all of sending you congrats notes in a flurry the other day. one of my people told me you won, so i had to hop over to shower you with goodness, too. now, come and congratulate annette for winning the contest on my site (i posted about it today). she will be so happy when she finds out she won! i can almost see the smile. hope your day is great awesome you, kathleen :)

Annette Lyon said...

Congrat, lady! Well deserved for sure.

Luisa Perkins said...

Congratulations! It was a terrific entry; I'm not surprised at all.

Rebecca Talley said...

Good for you, Josi! It was a great essay. Woo hoo!

piper said...


I link to you at my place now, did you notice? Lovely you!