Monday, September 19, 2011


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.


  1. How VERY exciting! We are very happy for you........... Yahhhhhh!

  2. Congratulations Lin! What an honor. I love your words...never give up as they can apply to all in our everyday lives. Enjoy your check!

  3. LOVE IT! Congratulations, Lin. What an awesome achievement. Enjoy!

  4. Congratulations it's a great achievement!

  5. Congratulations! Enjoy the remunerative fruits of your labors, friend. I am happy for you.

  6. Good for you for hanging in there! And congratulations! Be sure to photocopy that check before you cash it. It's your trophy!

  7. Congrats on the big win! That's great news. I hope you buy something special or at least get a night out on the town with your prize money.

  8. Yae!!! How wonderful Lin! I'm so proud for you.