Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Play again — revise

"You are not a winner. Play again."

Nope. I didn't find this message on the under belly of a soda bottle cap. It was part of a winner's list email sent out for a non-fiction essay contest I entered several months before.

I didn't make the winner or the honorable mention list. A very nice "thank you" for participating was part of the email.

I wanted to make the list. I mean, who sends out their work to publications or contests and hopes it doesn't win or get published? (Seriously, if you do this, I would love to interview you.)

Not me. I want to win.

A win equals getting published.

All is not lost.

Remember that bottle cap says: Play again.

The essay is still mine.

I'll open it on my computer, re-read, revise and resubmit.

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