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08 February 2009 @ 02:43 pm
Honorable Mention in WOTF!  
I received a nice package in the mail the other day - my story submission for WOTF, complete with an Honorable Mention certificate!

This is the story that I *thought* I submitted for Q4 2008 (which ended Sept 30, 2008), but due to a post office mixup it didn't get postmarked until October 2008 and thus became a Q1 2009 entry. Lesson to be learned: mail things earlier than the last day.

That makes four Honorable Mentions in a row! And while I'm very pleased at the consistency, I also think it's time to do my best to take it up a notch. My Q2 2009 entry is already at WOTF (a side effect of the above mailing mixup, but with my approval). So I have until end of June to write something that is stronger, deeper, better.

And you better believe I won't wait until the last day to mail it.
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Terri-Lynne DeFinobogwitch64 on February 8th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
Congratumalations!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
Thanksamathanks!
Adam Israel: Excitedstonetable on February 9th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Congrats!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Dorothy Winsordawtheminstrel on February 9th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
Go going, Jeff.
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
I'll try to keep the go going!
zanzjanzanzjan on February 9th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
yay, congrats! and better luck next time. (-:
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
As Steven told us at VP, I can only worry about what I control. That's not any awards, but how good of a story I try to write. So, I'll work on controlling that!

Thanks!
writerknvwriterknv on February 9th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Excellent news! Congrats!!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! We all have to try to keep up with Kim now - she's really cooking!
Erinperimyndith on February 9th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Awesome! Congratulations! :)
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm very pleased, even though I'm sure I can write an even stronger story!
kzmillerkzmiller on February 9th, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
Woot! Awesome! Did you request a certificate, or did it just show up in the mail? Now I'm all on pins and needles wondering what's going to happen with my entry. It seems like each time procedure for notification changes just a wee bit.
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
It just showed up in the mail. Joni and I did have an email exchange about what was up with my stories where she wanted some confirmation of my entries, but there wasn't any mention of an Honorable Mention in that exchange...

I think that at some point I said "hey, if I ever win an HM I definitely want a certificate" so that could explain why it just showed up.
eljaydaly on February 9th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
Nice job!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Christopher Kastensmidtckastens on February 9th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
Congrats, Jeff! You'll get there!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on February 9th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
From your words to (someone's) ear (somewhere)!

Until then, I just gotta keep trying....
Christopher Kastensmidtckastens on February 9th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
The people I know who won all rounded up a stack of HMs first. You're on the right track.
jeffsoesbe: bald man thinkingjeffsoesbe on February 10th, 2009 05:34 am (UTC)
We shall see ... we shall see ... as Steven Gould said, contest results are not under my control. Only the writing is!
Erin Cashiertherinth on February 12th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Nice Jeff, good luck!
jeffsoesbe: bald man looking upjeffsoesbe on February 13th, 2009 05:33 am (UTC)
Thanks! Maybe within in the year I'll get to sing the theme from "The Jeffersons" and be movin on up!