Friday, December 12, 2008

Surprises

I won the short story contest at my school. I completely did not see that coming. When I entered, I really didn't have a particular reason to do so. The story I wrote wasn't really good in my opinion. When I was waiting with the other contestants before they announced the winners, I couldn't help but notice all the talented people that were there. They were all fantastic writers, probably better than me. I thought I had no chance. But when they announced my name as the first place winner, I was beyond shock.
I don't really give myself a lot of credit when it comes to my writing. That's why I don't openly share it with others very much or even talk about it a lot. And now my short story is going to be published in a book that will be in my school library. I don't know if I'm happy for everyone to see that yet, but hopefully it will turn out okay.
Regardless of that, I am very happy. It was a great day and I have to go to another meeting next week to discuss the publication (which will by the way, be my very first.) Woohoo!
Have a great weekend!

8 comments:

Q said...

That's so cool!

Merissa said...

Congratulations! That must be so exciting!

Summermoon said...

Wow. Congratulations! Could we possibly see the winning entry? ;)

Rebecca Joy said...

Awesome! What a very pleasant surpise. :)

cuileann said...

How wonderful! Congratulations! :)

Erin said...

GO GIRL!! :)

perfectgoodluck said...

That's so awesome, Leanna! Congratulations! I wish my school had that, too. Yeah, I agree with Summermoon--I'd love to see at least a snippet of it! :D

perfectgoodluck said...

Oh and I can't believe I forgot--hope you had an awesome Christmas! :D