Imagine my surprise.
I don't remember if I blogged about this previously and since my titles sometimes have little relevance to the content, I'm having a hard time combing through the archives. So anyway. I get Writer's Digest and my favorite thing about that mag is the Your Story contest. There's a write-to-a-prompt contest every other month and I always read the winner. Sometimes I'm impressed. Other times I regret not entering because I'm pretty sure I can do better. (Is this sounding familiar yet? It does to me.)
So last month I decided to enter. I wrote a little story called "Spelling St. Pete." Then I registered for the WD Forum because you can't vote for a winner if you don't. Anyway, long story short, out of 550 entries, the WD folks selected my story as one of their top five. So now the registered members of the site get to vote for the winner. I just voted. (For myself. And no, I haven't yet read the other entries. Sue me.) Right now I'm in first place with 38% of the vote. Someone else is at 35%.
Now I'm not going to tell you to get yourself registered and vote for me because it's kind of a pain and lobbying for votes is what politicians do and we all know how popular they are.
However, I'm not going to tell you not to either.
Just in case: Register Here. Voting ends Wednesday morning at 10.