February has been an amazing month. From passing 50,000 words in my work-in-progress to registering for my first writing conference, I feel God’s hand opening opportunities for me.
February 14, 2022 I received an offer of admission to UBCO which I accepted that night!
A while ago, I submitted my short story “Forbidden Numbers” to a writing contest hosted by UBC. Yesterday, March 2, 2022, I learned that I am a finalist among the top eight of seventy stories entered!
My writing portfolio “Out of this World: A High Fantasy Collection” was awarded a Gold Key by Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and the first chapter of “Awake, Awoke” received a Silver Key. My portfolio has advanced to the National Level for judging!
I registered for a July writing conference held by Realm Makers, a Christian sci-fi/fantasy writers organization. The conference will be held in New Jersey, where I have the opportunity to pitch “Awake, Awoke” and other projects to literary agents who could potentially represent me to major publishing houses! I will also be able to meet some of my favorite authors there 🙂
My work-in-progress, The Negotiation War, recently surpassed 56,000 words and is nearly at the third plot point! Soon I will escalate a build up toward the climax. This is the longest first draft I’ve written to date. While “Awake, Awoke” is 70,000 words long, it started out just over 50k. The extra 20k was added during my four rounds of revisions.
My February was packed with achievements that uplift and encourage me. I can’t wait for God’s plan to continue through this year, and see where He brings me next! 🙂