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on Chrys Fey's wonderful blog.
But suffering builds character I tell the ghost of Mark Twain, who then smacks me in the head with his white bowler hat.
There are reasons to enter these things even if you are sure you are going to lose.
You might be wrong!
Is anyone reading your work?
Blending your work with the work of others is one good way to get seen.
Are those that read your work, enjoying it?
If you get your story into a collection of great tales,
the after-glow of enjoyment from the previous story will splash over onto yours.
And being in the company of good writers will make your story seem to read better -- it is just human nature there.
Being in an anthology looks good on your resume and is a wind in your sails personally.
It is like a promotion or a raise. It is an acknowledgement that you are good at what you do.
It gets your name out there which is always a good thing.
Even if it does not, that world still lives within me ...
And it is a mystic, evocative realm that still resonates within my spirit. Not a bad thing, right?
(Wish me Luck and I will wish you luck as well!)
Here is the music video that embodies the essence of my submitted story: