I’m really proud of myself.
My story. My first ever try at a 3000 word piece of fiction, the story at the centre of BUNKERGATE, got Shortlisted! 'Enlightened' was highly commended! Repeat – HIGHLY COMMENDEDI
Out of 55 entries in the Diamond Light Short story competition, my story was taken seriously enough, as a genuine piece of fiction, to be ranked on a par with 14 real-life writers and passed to the two authors who were judging the competition; Jennifer Rohn and Anjana Ahuja.
I didn’t win but – THEY LIKED IT! THEY THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD.
I’ve Googled the 1st and 2nd place writers and they are both highly accomplished writers with stories published all over the place, the winner in particular specialises in sci-fi, yet there is little old me being judged against them – FANTASTIC!
I’m really excited about that. My faith in my abilities is coming back. I can do this. I can.
I know 3000 words take a while to read and you have already used my time allocation to read this intro, but I would absolutely love it if you would pop over and have a read. I put lots of effort into this story and am really pleased with it. I really would love it if you could pop over, read it, and then come back and let me know what you thought.
It would mean a lot to me.
This story has been published on their website and will be published in their anthology too.
Okay, it’s not going to be on the best seller list, you won’t be seeing the anthology taking up Dan Brown’s space on the shelves at WHSmith but get this – I’m going to be a published fiction author!