I won a writing award! Okay–to be more accurate, I received a “Letter of Merit” (sort of like honorable mention) from the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for their annual Work-In-Progress grant. I am really excited about this! I feel like I won the grand prize! This was actually my third time applying for the grant and my second time applying with this novel (Necklace of Tears), so I almost didn’t bother this year. But I guess third time’s a charm!
Funny thing is, I only found out about my award by clicking on a link from the SCBWI’s Facebook page. I thought, “Oh, I haven’t heard from them so I guess I didn’t win. Let’s see who did.” But lo and behold my name was on the list! What an amazing feeling! Part of me is a little worried I didn’t actually win the award since I don’t have any physical proof (perhaps it’s in the mail?) so I keep checking the list over and over again to make sure my name’s still on it. Ha!
Anyway, congratulations to all the winners this year!
In other news, I’m working on another medical fiction post, so look for that in the upcoming weeks.