Wednesday, 23 February 2011
I've been shortlisted for a major national writing award. I went through the stages of surprise, excitement, bewilderment and disbelief (not in that order). Yes, I received my consolation prize, had photos taken and did interviews. Does it sound too self-effacing to say that its no big deal?
Because it really isn't. The best feeling I had out of the entire experience was submitting the story, knowing that it was a job well done.
Work for the sake of the work. Your time will come, along with those awards. But they aren't the be-all and end-all of your creative existence.