I am feeling really good tonight after a very long day. Just came back from the Area 14 Humorous Speech and Table Topics contest where I placed 1st for both. I had performance anxiety all day...not because I was speaking but because I was worried I may not get the speech done right.
"Vivid" came to me at just the right time. It actually kickstarted my need to write again, so I have a lot of pride in it. Between the Club contest and the Area contest there have been subtle tweaks, but the majority of the speech is exactly how I originally wrote it. Now it's time to look it over, crack it open in a few spots and see where it could be improved upon. The Division contest ups the game that much more. Like me, my fellow contestants will have worked their material through two different contests, so I need to bring my best work if I want to move onto the finals at District.
I'm giving myself a night-off from my current writing project...I just wanted to leave this entry to keep everyone informed.
I'll next be competing at the Division M contest on November 3rd at Innisfil Community Church.
But first, rest....and dreams....