The piece I submitted to a notable contest has cleared the second hurdle. It’s on its way to final judging.
Again, I won’t hold my breath. Other writers have cleared this hurdle as well. It’s nice to be in the final ten.
Still, I do have confidence in the story and think it’s my best to date.
Though I have training in how to write professionally, I’m still classified as an amateur for the purpose of the contest. Should I win this, I don’t think I’ll be an amateur anymore.