The Good News:
Last week I found out I'm a top 10 finalist for the Las Olas Surf Safaris Essay Contest! A month or so ago I posted my "250 word attempt" at meeting the website's complex prompt in a pithy amount of text, so the news was both surprising and encouraging.
The Bad News:
From here on out the "winner" will be determined by votes - so I feel a bit like I'm a part of an "American Idol" contest for writers! I would, however, love your support so if you get a chance visit my entry at: http://www.surflasolas.com/Surf_Scholarship_Finalists_2011.html#jessica -- and cast a vote! Thanks in advance for your support!
In other news, I just completed my third week of the Denver Writing Project. I am loving the opportunity to write, revise, reflect with others about writing and think about what matters most to me (in teaching and in writing) on a regular basis. This coming week will be the final week of the project which ends on Friday, July 9th - a bittersweet finale to a great experience. I am more motivated to write than I have been in a long time and I hope I can sustain the momentum beyond the Project and into this school year.
So...stay tuned for hopefully more consistent blog posts from the world of Muddy Paws & Missing Pages!