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A few days ago, the folks at Screencraft sent word via email that because of the intense competition among the submissions received, they’d need another couple of days to decide, and then announce, the semifinalists in their 2018 Stage Play Contest.

Like it probably is for many writers, once the decision on the submission is imminent, excitement and anxiety go up.  The rest of Wednesday and Thursday weren’t so bad, but I woke up yesterday morning thinking about it.  Fortunately, I had more than enough to keep myself occupied and by late morning, I just went about my day.  Did some work.  Went to the grocery store in the late afternoon so I could beat any after-5 crowds.  Messed around with some video I took with my GoPro mounted in the windshield while I went to the grocery store. 

After I ate, I had the urge to check my email.  Nothing.  Since it was after 5 out west, I figured I’d check on social media and their blog to see if they’d posted about it.  And they had.  I was a semifinalist.  I was relieved to know.  Just like any other time I go into my Submittable account and see whether a work has been accepted or rejected.  And after a couple of other rejections recently, it’s good to see that I’m still … in the running for another acceptance.  A really good one to have, should I receive it.  It’s a good note to get right before Christmas.

As I’ve said on Twitter and Instagram, congratulations and good luck to my fellow semifinalists.  

Writer, et. al.