I recently entered a flash fiction contest (even though flash fiction is the complete opposite of anything I've ever written...I'm long-winded, see). I got word over the weekend that my piece made it past the first round of judging, and I should find out today if I'm in the top 10. Winners win money, and I like money. It helps pay bills. Not to mention, this is giving me a bit more confidence in my fiction-writing abilities.
Cross your parts. I know, I'm asking that a lot lately. ;)
Edit: The announcement of the top 10 has been postponed until Monday! Gah! My impatient little heart can't take it!
On Ye Olde iPod: "Curve of the Earth"...Matt Nathanson