Podcast Fame

Last week, I had the wonderful (and terrifying) experience of having one of my short stories discussed on a podcast. I submitted the short story “IRL” to LadyLike Book Club‘s fiction contest, and it was chosen as one of three finalists! The three stories are up on their website, and voting is open to the public! (hint hint)

Read the story here!

The winner will be announced at the end of the month, but as far as I’m concerned, I already feel like I won. It was so amazing to hear ladies I respect squealing over a story I wrote. The other two finalists wrote solid, great stories, and I’m a little starstruck to be in their midst. I feel so grateful and validated; even if I don’t win, I feel like I’ve really accomplished something. At the very least, I have proof that one of my stories resonated with readers, and that’s huge.

I usually don’t write Romance, so this story was a bit of a departure for me. These characters have been kicking around in my head (and my sketchbooks) since high school, and recently I’ve been planning ways to bring their story back to life. This contest was a perfect excuse to start reinventing their story.

Advertisements

About Lucy

If you want to get fancy, Lucy lives in Portland, OR, and has a MA in Writing/Book Publishing, with a focus on Young Adult Literature, and a heaping disregard for literary snobbishness (she was an English Major–she’s seen and spouted her fair share). She works as a social media marketer, and has dabbled in developmental editing as a freelancer.
This entry was posted in News and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s