Monday, May 23, 2011

The Owl and the Pussycat

I just came across this and have to share:

I can't believe May is almost over. I have just three weeks to complete a revision, and get through two ball tournaments, plus end-of-the-year school stuff. I'm looking forward to summer holidays.

But surprise, surprise. I got complimentary copies of Nature Friend, which reprinted my Surprise Squash story. Fun. I have all sorts of short stories bubbling up to the surface, but I have to be content to scribble them in my notebook. Novel revisions take priority right now.

Gee, this post feels like I'm telling myself to behave. But then again, I'm glad I give in to temptation sometimes. I just got a check for a shorty short book review to appear in the SCBWI Bulletin at a future date. Magazine writing rocks!

Oh, and anybody else obsessing over the Highlights Fiction Contest?


A.L. Sonnichsen said...

What? There's a highlights fiction contest? Where, where? :)


Vijaya said...

Every year they post themes. Submit your story in Jan. and find out in June. Even if you don't win, if they like your story enough, they will buy it. Here's the link:

Sharpen your pencil for next year, Amy.

Marcia said...

It's interesting that all these new ideas are bubbling up as you finish your revisions.

Vijaya said...

Marcia, I may have a mild case of procrastinitis :)

Katrina said...

Ooh, that's really cool about the Highlights Contest. I'll have to remember this for next year!

Kelly Hashway said...

What a great surprise! Congrats. They still haven't announced a winner for the Highlights Fiction Contest? I didn't enter this year, but I'm thinking the winner was probably already notified. Right?

Vijaya said...

Cat, it's always great to write to a theme. I always grow a little bit with the challenge, even if I don't win.

Kelly, thanks. I'd think the winners are probably already notified by now considering it's the end of May, but even you're not a winner, sometimes they hold the stories for purchase. Hope reigns eternal.