Not a new baby or a grandchild, but the check!
MY check made out in MY name for $750,
prize money for my submission of my poetry book
NATURE NOTES for KIDS published last summer and
submitted last June for the Utah State Arts and Museums'
contest for a first book in the category Juvenile Books.
Amazing to win after years of submitting and not winning.
But YOU don't give up, just learn from the effort and keep trying.
The real COMPETITION is with yourself and the writer you can be
with hard work, dedication, continuing improvement and
NOT GIVING UP! Hurrah-now to spend this money wisely!
I think some computer software would be a wise investment.