NOWW (Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop) has organised a writing contest for 21 years. I enter it every year (missed the first year) and have won something every year but one or two. Sometimes an Honourable Mention, sometimes first place prizes. A major accomplishment in itself. This year, our LitFest gala was especially sweet for me and I'm proud of my achievements. Usually I'm fairly quiet about any wins but this year not so much for some reason. So, be warned, this is a bragging blog! Here are the results of this year's NOWW contest:
And then there is the sweetest email from our lovely contest organiser, Jodene Wylie:
One of the absolute nicest things about sharing my success with others has been how pleased, how genuinely pleased, people are for me. Rob told Sandy's family at a Mother's Day gathering and my ears are still ringing with their congratulations, my mind still picturing their smiling faces, happy for me. It feels good. I posted the winners and a photo on my facebook page and got many likes and loves and comments. I'm drinking it all in. It will feed me in the leaner months when I'm sitting at the computer surrounded by imaginary scenes and characters and words that lay stuck in my heart. Part of me shies away from the sharing which feels like bragging. But a newer part tells me, "Damn, girl, you did good! You deserve the recognition." And I have to admit, it does feel very sweet.
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.