Unbagging the Cats 1

Unbagging the Cats 1

Monday, March 28, 2011

More Tootelage of My Own Horn

Oops! I did it again. I entered a contest, and I placed amongst the winners. I have only entered two contests. So I'm two for two.

On March 18, I placed  FIRST in the Author! Author! Rings True writing competition. There were three divisions: Memoir, Freestyle (fiction that could fit in several categories), and Literary Fiction. Mine was memoir.

This time, I placed 9th in the Dead of Winter Nonfiction Contest at The Write Helper. It was a smaller contest, not quite as prestigious, and I barely made the top ten, but I did it, by cracky! I was in the top third. Not too shabby, considering some of these entries probably concerned weightier matters than my humorous memoir. It was open to memoir, essays, articles, and prose.

So...I think I might enter some more contests. Perhaps my recent success is an anomaly. Maybe I should try to shrink my enormous Easter Island head down to manageable proportions. While I'm at it, I can rest my shoulder that has grown sore from patting myself on the back. And slather some industrial-strength Chapstick on my lips made raw from tooting my own horn.

Who knew that this contest-placing business was so physically demanding?


Tammy said...

Congratulations! You've got some great stats there!

irishoma said...

Hi Val,
Congratulations. Congratulations.
How exciting to win two contests!
Donna V.

Val Thevictorian said...

Thanks. I am like one of my students taking a quiz on Study Island. I got two right, so can I just stop there, and take that percent, or do I have to risk a lower score by finishing the other 18 questions?

Thank you. I'm pretty sure I found The Write Helper contest through a link on your blog, or one on your blogroll.

How does it feel to know that you are contributing to the awardiness of a whiner?

knancy said...

Hey, if you don't blow your own euphonium, who will? Where do I read your entry? I did not see your full entry on the site - just the title.

Val Thevictorian said...

I don't know if it will be on the site. Some winners from the past contests were on there before, but they might have submitted online. I submitted by mail.

I will try to post it here, in all its 9th-place glory.