Well, the requisite 8 weeks have passed since I was first notified of my Finalist status for Writers of the Future.
Theoretically, all of us Final 8 (heh!) should be getting some kind of news in the next week or two. Past winner Emery Huang clued me in that it took roughly 9 weeks for him to get word, so I am hoping that perhaps next week, the good news will roll my way.
Or not. There is no guarantee. Do I like the story that is currently a Finalist? Oh, absolutely. I consider it probably my best ever. But my best ever might still not be good enough. It’s just so hard to tell. So much hinges on who the judges were, what their tastes are, whether or not my story was up their alley, whether or not the other 7 stories were up their alley, the general competence and professional quality of the other 7, versus my own, etc, etc.
It’s enough to drive a man batty, I say.
Well, hopefully, soon, the wait will be over. One way or another!