Happy Tuesday everyone!
First, I have to say CONGRATULATIONS to those that semi-finaled in the Genesis contest. The list of names was long and exciting!
Second, my name wasn't on that list. BUT, I was assigned to some wonderful (anonymous) judges that gave me oodles of comments to work with. It took me a minute to push my hurt feelings aside, but after reading everything for the hundredth time, I realized that each critique was spot on. I feel refreshed (if that's an appropriate feeling to have after losing a contest) and full of direction as I rework my story.
Thanks to those of you that judged the contest. I really appreciate the time you all spent reading our submissions and finding helpful ways to make them better. I'm sure it would have been much easier to simply give the scores but the detailed comments and suggestions are really where we learn...even when they hurt.