Tuesday, February 13, 2007

My First Review

By Darvell Hunt

The first review of any of my published writing has been posted on the blog: A Motley Vision: Mormon Arts and Culture. (http://www.motleyvision.org/?p=315).

My short story, Fatal Broken Heart, appears in the current issue of Irreantum, the official publication of the Association for Mormon Letters. While the mention on A Motley Vision was more of a short description of my story rather than a review, being mentioned at all when others were not was certainly encouraging.

I do know, at least, that somebody actually read what I wrote. After all, if you write a story and nobody reads it, is it really a story at all? (Sorry, I guess that’s a bad stretch of the tree-falling-in-the-forest-with-nobody-to-hear-it cliché.) I’m just happy that they didn’t tell everybody that my story stinks.

So now I will cautiously allow this tiny tidbit of fame to inflate my writer’s ego—which I mentioned in my last blog entry—so that I may have a little fuel in my sputtering engine as I write in my secluded lonely basement office.

Ah, the life of an overworked, under-appreciated writer—ain’t it wondrous and great?


Nichole Giles said...

Yes, it is great. It is those little tidbits of encouragement that help keep us going. Congratulations.


Anonymous said...

Way to go. You're gone up one rung on the ladder, if you're getting reviews!

Anonymous said...

Drat. That was supposed to say, "YOU'VE gone up one rung on the ladder ..."

Five fat, fumble fingers are what I have.