posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 06:11 PM
Congrats to the winners! Everyone had excellent entries, but there are a few stories that always shine through. Good job to everyone, and keep up
the good work.
Not everyone can win every time. There's always another contest. I really wanted to write a story on the "fury" of nature, where mother Earth
reclaims the earth, based on geological records that spawned the last ice age. We are in an inter-glacial period, so my imagination was formulating a
But alas, I won second place in the [TFTG] contest. I felt it was time to throttle back, and not try to win another in the same month, and give room
for other contestants. I let my entries stand.
The whole point is, I love writing, extracting stories from my imagination, and I have no desire to win repeatedly. I will enter every contest, with
a story or few, but I try to strike a balance between a good story and an excellent one. Seeing how ATS membership determines the outcome, it's my
intention to keep the bar raised, and to get other members to produce their best work, perhaps learning in the process, but also to give other members
the chance to achieve "writer" status.
There are other members who write excellent stories, and enter repeatedly, only to be trumped by popular vote. To them, I say, keep trying! Writing
isn't always easy, but it is satisfying, and most of all, you have to write for yourself before you can write for your audience.