Fiction writers, like other artists, must write because they love the creative process. At least, this particular fiction writer must write for that reason! Any success in finding an audience for the work or making it big is just an added bonus to the joys of crafting a story and playing with words.
However, getting validation that what I have created is worth reading is an amazing feeling! Finding a home for a story or novel, or, ahem… becoming a NOVEL FINALIST in the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Contest, provides the validation to keep up with the creating!
I’m humbled and honored for my latest manuscript to have earned this accolade. I’m looking forward to the Words & Music Festival in New Orleans next month! Stay tuned for updates.