Friday, September 18, 2009

Someone Out There Likes My Stuff

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.

13 comments:

DebraLSchubert said...

Congrats, Murph! I'll hop on over there today and vote for you. Does that mean I'll get your ear when I lobby for chocolate being the major part of three sound meals when you're in the White House?

Anita said...

You betchin' I'm going to register...and I won't read the other writers' entries, either!

Good luck!

MG Higgins said...

Done.

(Nice story, BTW. And you're several points ahead!)

Kelly said...

You're dominating! Up to 41%! Good story, love the Golden Girls references!
Congrats on the top five!

Monica said...

i will perform this task in a fair and aboveboard manner. I will log on, read all the stories, then decide to vote for you.

Monica said...

oh, and by the way, Debra. Chocolate comes from a bean, which makes it a vegetable.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, good for you! Just being in the top 5 is quite an honor! I'm impressed.

Craig said...

Very impressive Murph. You've got my vote.

Tracy Edward Wymer said...

WD's website is from the early 90's. They need an upgrade.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

Get on that, Tracy.

Monica said...

that was fricking funny, PMM. I laughed out loud, actually, and had no problem voting for you.

Anita said...

PMM: Maybe you should just post the story here, because by the time I found how to vote for you, I was flipping off the computer and didn't actually, uh, read your story.

Paul Michael Murphy said...

I'll post it if I don't win. If I do, you're going to have to buy the mag.