I have Very Exciting News!
It’s so enthralling, and yet surreal, to see my name as a Quarter-Finalist! One of about 400 to be selected from over 1,400 submissions!
Regardless of whether I make it to the next round, it’s gratifying, and humbling, to get my story acknowledged and recognized.
While the excitement should fade by the end of the day, the now-polished and glowing pride will hopefully sustain my writing day tomorrow, and ideally mitigate any future disappointments (if we’re being realistic).
How do you react to good news? Do you shout it from the rooftops? Rejoice quietly? Share your experiences and/or tips in the comments!