An email went out today to all Indies Unlimited subscribers, one titled Sara Stark Wins Flash Fiction Challenge. Yay, for me!!
The text was as follows:
"Congrats to Sara Stark, the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is recognized with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end." Followed by a link to the story. [Same story listed on my last blog post.]
It feels great. It really does...
... but I have to be honest. It felt more like a contest to see how many friends I could pressure into voting for me. A lot of them did so before I asked, but I did ask several people to "go vote for my flash fiction entry". So to me it was a bit like cheating. Not that everyone doesn't do the same. If I didn't broadcast it, most of my friends would never know about it, because they're not writers.
I know, I know. You're asking yourself why I can't just be happy about it? Trust me, I am! Inside, I'm turning cartwheels. Outside, [regarding cartwheels], I'm too old for that stuff now. So instead I'll have a nice glass of wine and bask in my own glory.