On day 12, NapoWriMo put forth the most ridiculous prompt yet. So much so, that I could not do it. I’ve written poems since then (that are too private for sharing here). So I will consider my day 12 taken care of in my 30/30 challenge. I will be catching up on days 13-15 tomorrow. I want to give those prompts more time than I’ve had for it today.
In other news, I am pleased to say I won first place in a local poetry contest. This really blew my mind. While I knew this piece was my strongest work, I still did not fully expect to win. When the third place winner was announced and read her piece, which was quite good, I thought I must not have even placed! Winning first place is always a big deal (I guess, having never done it before), but winning in a contest with writers of this caliber is really an honor. The prize was $300 to be put toward furthering the winner’s creativity. I have yet to decide if my prize money will be taking me to a writing conference or go toward funding a new project I have started. I am so happy to have money to put toward either endeavor.