Since today my words are not quick enough to even begin to describe again what is going on, I’ll make this a quick post.
First of all: one of my short stories has been published in an anthology of work by secondary students, that book was launched last Friday at a flash restaurant, where people crowded around and bought books from a big table. (Ten different books launched at once.) Though I am not paid anything for this, it is publicity I guess.
The book is for sale on Oceanbooks (click here) for $15. (Print version. The e-book is cheaper.)
The second thing that has happened is my short film, Parallel Lives, was on of the top ten finalists in the Cut! film competition that I entered it in.
Here’s the film:
We went over to Hamilton on Sunday for the screening and awards: I won “Best Original Music.” My desk drawer is full of chocolate and sweets provided by one of their sponsors – for being a finalist. For the music award, they gave me a packet of chocolate, taped to it was an envelope with words written on it in silver pen.
When I read it my face was literally like this. O_O
4 hour recording session at Waikato Institute of Technology — $30 iTunes card — Media Arts scholarship
“Omygoodness…” for the first time in my life I understood “OMG!!!!!!!”
I couldn’t believe it.