As you might know, a little while back, I decided to participate to the NYC Midnight Challenge for the first time.
I say a little while back, but seen how long the wait to get the results has seemed, I might have sent my story in a decade ago.
The wait is over, now.
I didn’t make it to the top ten. Or the honorable mentions.
Meaning that the game is over for me. At least for this time around. Of course, I’m disappointed. I don’t think anybody enters that kind of competition thinking they have absolutely no chance to make it. I liked the story I submited, Ephemeral colors, and I did hope to make it to the second round. But at the same time, I was fully aware that my chances weren’t that good, given that English isn’t my mother tongue, and that there were tons of very talented writers competing.
So yeah, I’m disappointed, but not surprised.
I received the judges’ feedback, which is constructive, and I hope that I’ll use it well. And maybe, just maybe, next time, I might make it to the honorable mentions.
On a much happier note, Brutus whom I admire and like a whole dang lot, got the 4th place in his group!! Yay!! Congratulations, dear friend! His story was great (no surprise there) and I can’t wait to read his second round take. If anything, it would have felt really awkward if I had made it, and not him.
So all in all… Nothing is rotten in the state of Denmark!