Don’t get me wrong. I love “winning” stuff. I was one of those girls in high school who loved getting prizes for supposed academic prowess.
Just as I had loved getting merit badges in my Scouts years. So when I just heard I’d won a literary prize for my novel “Gringa in a Strange Land” – for ‘best creative writing of 2010’ – I was pleased of course. But somehow it also feels just like high school.