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Blogs of Writer, Artist, Photographer, & Caregiver Joanne D. Kiggins

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Joanne has published more than 2,500 articles and was award recipient of the 1990 Woman of the Year for Beaver County, Pennsylvania, for her accomplishments and excellence in journalism and to the community. Her co-authored book, “Unforgettable Journey,” won fifth place in the Grand Beginnings romance contest. An excerpt from her WIP, “Unearthed,” placed her fifth in the Absolute Write Idol contest. Most recently, her essay, “Perseverance,” is published in the Stories of Strength anthology in which 100% of the profits are donated to disaster relief charities. Her most recent articles were published in ByLine Magazine, Writer's Digest, AbsoluteWrite.com, and Moondance.org. She has a monthly freelance writing column at Absolutewrite.com. Currently, she is the sole caregiver for her 85-year-old mother.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Contest deadline over. Now we wait.

The deadline has come and gone for entries to be posted for the contest. I just checked the Absolute Write website and saw 308 entries. I’ve read some 60 entries so far and there are some terrific writers in the contest. I don’t think I have a snowball’s chance in hell of finishing in the top ten. There are at least 20 entries that I wrote down as being possible winners. What are the odds? Only the judges know, and while they make up theirs minds, I’ll continue to edit my completed novel.

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