Thursday, May 15, 2014

'Suppose' I Have a Contest?

This is the cover! Thanks Kathy!
Surprise! I wrote a short story for a collection. Believe me, it was an unexpected opportunity for me, and I'm surprised I managed to get it done.

Why? Because I found out about it shortly after Christmas, and also because I PANTSED it. I almost never do that, because I rarely finish when I try it. Also, I hadn't actually written a short story since high school! Uh-oh...

Am I crazy? Why did I say yes? Why did I willingly sign up for this?

Because Kathy Steinemann asked me to. Because I admire her work and was flattered she asked me to contribute. 

It was a little scary. I'd made a commitment to a story I wasn't sure I could write. But sometimes you have to go for it.

"Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it"--Bill Cosby. I never want fear to hold me back.

So I did it. And I'm glad. I just did two things I don't normally do. I wrote a short story AND I wrote it without a clear outline, off the top of my head. I also did it on a set deadline. It's called 'The Guardian's Angel.' It was named by contest winner Amanda Phillips.

Now I realize I'm doing something else. By contributing to this book, I'm getting more exposure for my work, my brand...Now THAT is free advertising.

So thank you, Kathy for the opportunity. I appreciate it very much <3 And thank you for the e-book copy of 'Suppose' I can give away!

All you have to do to win, is tell me here in the comment section, or here on my author page. (Feel free to join.) Why I should give it to you. :)

Contest winner will be published and notified next week.


  1. Congratulations, so far the reviews are excellent.

  2. I think I should be cinsidered as a winner as this short story could be added to my complete collection of work by Donna Milward! :-)

    1. please exhaust all options first as I'm already a fan. Would willingly purchase the book just to have it.

  3. Because I'm your oldest (eek, did I just say that?) bestest buddy? I should get it on sympathy factor alone ;)

    1. HEY!! Lol! Well, I suppose you've got a point there, my OLDEST pal. lmao!