Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Seeing a Story in Print

This month, the Michigan Bar journal published my short story, "Crucible of Justice." It was one of the winners in their 2009 Biennenial Short Story Contest. (Another one of my stories, "Crapshoot," was a winner in their first competition, back in 2007).

It's sometimes hard to describe the feeling you get when you see your work in print. Part pride, part astonishment...a writer is often so busy thinking and polishing and agonizing over minute details that it's sometimes hard simply to sit back and wonder about the human mind, and its capacity to create beauty out of nothing.

Of course, we can also create a lot of ugliness...and a lot of writing is pretty damn ugly.

Just the same, it's nice to get a pat on the back, now and then. And the warm blow inside from seeing one of your "babies" doing well is one of life's pleasures.

JEFFREY CAMINSKY, a veteran public prosecutor in Detroit, Michigan, specializes in the appellate practice of criminal law and writes on a wide range of topics. His books include the science fiction adventure novel The Star Dancers, the exciting second volume in the Guardians of Peace-tm series, The Sonnets of William Shakespeare, and the acclaimed Referee’s Survival Guide, a book on soccer officiating. All are published by New Alexandria Press, and are available on Amazon, as well as directly from the publisher.

1 comment:

The Heartless Gamer Girl said...

That's great, Jeff. Congratulations! :o)