The last few months, I have to admit that I've been lazy. I've not written anything really new, have just been fiddling around with stories already begun a while ago. Well, I just got a nice reminder from Life that I should start working on the writing again.
That reminder came in the form of an e-mail from The Philippine Free Press magazine's literary editor Sarge Lacuesta that I'm a finalist in this year's Philippine Free Press Literary Awards. Woohhhooo! Honestly, I'm very surprised as when I got the message that my short story "Knowledge" had been accepted for publication, all Sarge said was, "Your story is fine," which I had thought to mean, "Well I hadn't had many submissions this week so for lack of anything better I'll go ahead and print yours." Yep, I admit, I have my insecurities.
I can't be there for the awarding ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental on 27 August, but this is still something that makes me very very happy.