Results of my short story entry

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
August 28, 2008 6:20am CST
The first round of judging ended and we got the results day before yesterday. I made Honorable Mention. I am very happy with this for my first ever short story entry into a contest. The judges liked my story, it just didn't emphasize the theme well enough. I will know for the next contest to make the theme a more integral part of the story. Michy will be getting me the critique and editing notes back soon. Hopefully they will help me improve my writing. All in all, I'm happy with the results. The next contest has started. We have until the end of October to enter. It's on the Accentuate Writers Forum if any of you are interested in entering!
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@livewyre (2455)
28 Aug 08
Good for you, I often feel I would like to write a story - I feel I have the writing skills, I just lack the inspiration... I even created a couple of cartoon cats called 'bub and scrub' based on my Mother-in-laws cats, but I could never come up with a complete story for them...
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Do you have a blog about your cartoon? I've saw quite a few blogs where people do their cartoon/comic stories. Might be something you want to try if you aren't already.
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@livewyre (2455)
28 Aug 08
bub+scrub - All I need are some ideas for stories...
I dearly want to do that, but am so busy I never have the time for it... I have a four-year old ready to test them on, just need to get pen to paper...
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Cool. If you ever do make a blog about it let me know. I'd love to look at it and see the cartoon.
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• United States
29 Aug 08
Great going! I too belong to that forum but I have never entered a contest. What a great start for you! I have mostly written factual articles and don't see myself writing creatively if I can make that distinction and make sense?
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
29 Aug 08
I write mostly articles also. That was my very first short story for the contest. It is fun though. You should give it a try!
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• United States
29 Aug 08
Well good for you! Is it something that you can post on AC, I'd love to read it.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Not yet. Michy said she'd help us find somewhere else to try and sell it or enter another contest with the story. Gotta wait to see what comes of that first. If it's put up somewhere I'll be sure and let y'all know.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Good for you, Honorable Mention is great for your first time ever.. I am sure that you will learn by your mistakes and the next story will be even better.. I am going to check out the site and see if I can maybe, just maybe, write a story.. Have a great day and good luck on your next one..
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
28 Aug 08
If you join the site be sure to let me know what name you use there. It's a great site for people who do articles online, short stories, and any kind of writing.
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@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
Hi there sunnflr! Congratulations! That's really great news for a first-timer! Good luck for the next contest!
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Thank you. I was surprised to even do as well as I did. It was fun writing the story. I'm trying to think up a good idea for the next one!
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@Anne18 (11036)
28 Aug 08
Well done I like to write but never seen to have the time, so I know how pleased you are. Thank you for sharing your good news with us all here. And very good luck for the next one, lets hope you are on a roll and get good again
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Thank you. I hope to do better in the next one. There are some very good writers on the forum that enter the contest though! This time there were 18 entries. The next contest will have even more I'm sure because the cash prizes are higher than ever!
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I have been wanting to enter every contest but I can never think of an idea for the theme. I have problems coming up with ideas when I need to because they usually just come to me for no reason. Have you thought of an idea for this contest yet? I need to clear my head and maybe one will come to me. Good luck with the next contest! Oh, I was wondering if you would send me a copy of your story in my email so I can read it? If you do, you will have to copy and paste it into word pad because I can't open it in anything else. George, from the forum, sent me a horror story to read. Not the one for the contest. Anyway I had to email him and ask him to send it to me in word pad because I couldn't open it. If you don't mind sending it to me let me know and I will PM you my email address. :)
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Sure, send me your email and I will send you the story to read. I really liked my story. I'm curious to see how many mistakes I made..lol. I do have an idea but am waiting on my critique of the last story before I start writing the new one.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Thanks for sending it to me, I am reading it now. I just got done reading one of Michy's short stories. Have you read hers yet? She uploading a couple of short stories to the forum. I read the first one and it was great! After I read yours, I am going to read her second one. If you haven't read hers yet, go to the general writing discussion where she uploaded them. :)
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Yep, I read both of them. I liked her first one best, but both of them were good. She really knows what she's doing.
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