Saturday, September 06, 2008





It was an experience that I will always treasure. And I just want to say up front that I so appreciate my sister S for being there for me. She is ALWAYS there for me. Thank you! It means to world to me. She has always come to be there with me for every special moment. I love you!

So, Here it is........My poem, which is actually a song I wrote, won honorable mention.

My Short story......Won FIRST PLACE! Oh man! As soon as they announced my name, I started to cry. That response was NOT what I had planned. I had to walk up there and read my story to everyone and I had tears in my eyes and couldn't even SEE the page!!

I cried in parts through the story too. I was embarrassed by this but there was nothing I could do. I am such a boob!

My sister told me that the whole audience was crying through the story too. It is a touching story and that really meant a lot to me. That they felt it too!

Here are a few pics of the event!

10 comments:

Lisa M. said...

I AM SO PROUD AND HAPPY! YAY!

Jeri said...

way to go! now you can officially put on your new book that you are an "award winner author." I'm so proud of you and so happy for you!

melissa c said...

lol! I guess I could huh? That will be a bonus!

Thanks guys. I sure love you!

Yolanda said...

I agree with Jeri!!!

CONGRATS!!! You need to post your winning entries.....

melissa c said...

I posted a comment for this post on the next post. Sorry. didn't think. You'll have to go to that one to see what I wrote! HA

Yolanda said...

My friend has gotten her music copyrighted, and I know there was a fee and other steps involved...So this is what I found (on Lifehacker.com)...

USA.gov explains the 3-step process, which requires filing an application, paying $45, and mailing a non-returnable version of your work to the Library of Congress.

Get it copyrighted so we can read it!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the nice comment about me. I will always be there for you. After all you're my little sister!! I'm proud of you. You are a great writer !!

Maggie May said...

oh you are a writer too! how nice to stumble across a mommy/writer. congratulations :)

melissa c said...

Thank you to everyone who comments! I love you all and love your support!

Paul said...

Wow, what an awesome story! Don't tell anyone, but it made me cry too.

Good job!