Dyer: I made the best sellers list!
Dyer's wife: You didn't, your book did.
This is such a great reminder that (good and bad), it's your work that's being judged in competitions and not you. With this in mind, I not only entered the Bath Novel Award - www.bathnovelaward.co.uk - I also entered a short story into the Bath Short Story Award - www.bathshortstoryward.co.uk
And when neither get short-listed or when both of them win (!), I will remember Wayne Dyer's wife's words of wisdom.