Lately, it feels like all my posts have been scheduled. By this I don't necessarily mean written ahead of time then set to post on a certain date (not that I don't do that), but posts we all knew were coming. Think of my NaPoWriMo posts or my NYR Updates. Any posts that weren't expected were well thought out and planned way ahead of time. For instance, my recent post comparing dresses to writing. It's been forever since I've just talked to you guys, told you what was going on in my life and with my writing.
I think we all know where this is going...
On March 3, I drove to Ardmore, OK, to audition for the Oklahoma Art Institute's summer creative writing program. On April 10, I got my email saying that I had been accepted! This is especially gratifying because, not only does it mean I get a full scholarship besides the $250 acceptance fee, only fifteen people were accepted.
The camp is from June 9-24. I don't know if I'm going to have stable Internet access while I'm there so I may be gone during that time. I'll keep you updated. Right now I'm waiting for the information packet. It should be here any day.
Remember, way back in October, when I told you I entered the Seventeen Magazine 2011 Fiction Contest? Well, I thought you might like to know how that turned out. I did not win. I didn't even make it into the finals. At first I was a little upset, because it is disappointing. However, I quickly got over it. I even included a slightly revised version of my entry in my writing portfolio for my OAI audition.
Another thing you may remember, my publication in Campaigner Challenges 2011. Cat, the wonderful woman who put this anthology together, has recently donated the proceedings to the "Help Harry Help Others" research fund. However, you can still purchase the book and your money will still go to the charity. You can find all the information about the book and where to buy it on my publications page.
Also, I just want to thank the judges who chose my entry for the First Campaigner Challenge and everyone who stopped by to congratulate me. I won fourth place if you didn't know. Thanks as well to Lady Gwen, Julie Maughon, and Jennifer Chase for donating the prizes I won.
I am still waiting to learn the results of the “Imagination begins with you…” - Annual High School Short Story Contest. They should be announced within the month.
Oh, and for anyone who is on Pottermore. My username is NifflerPixie19163. We can be friends. Just let me know that it's you in the comments. And yes, I am a Slytherin. I think I'm slowly getting used to it.
Now you know what's up with me, what's up with you?