The Face in the Mirror Remix

You never know when some small gesture that you make may inspire someone to step out onto a path that they may not have otherwise taken.

Yesterday I found out that I won second place in the Susan Wittig Albert LifeWriting Competition. You can read my entry here.

Those of you who are regular visitors to My Own Velvet Room may find this piece familiar as it originated on this blog a few months ago. Due, in part, to some of the comments that you made about the piece, I was inspired to polish it up and submit it. If you had not encouraged me by your comments it’s very likely that I would not have submitted this piece at all. So, thank you for commenting!


On another note, I wanted to share with you an excellent blog that my friend Janna has called Something She Wrote. Janna recently had a contest where she awarded a prize for the 100th person to follow her blog, but the coolest thing is how she announced the contest. She did a video post! I have no idea how she did it, but I aim to find out. Wouldn’t it be cool if we all did a little video post of ourselves?

Hmmm….think about it…..!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. ongrats on winning!!!! YAY!!!

  2. Congratulations, Linda! It was a stunning and deserving piece.

    And thanks for the mention. You're so very sweet. 🙂

    (I used the video feature on my digital camera, and uploaded to into a post using the filmstrip icon, just like when uploading a picture.)

  3. I'll check out your story! *smiling* CONGRATS!

    I keep saying I'm going to do a "virtual book reading" of TG, and I am going to do it durn-burn-it!

  4. PS – and Janna's site IS wonderful!

  5. Beatiful, Linda – *smiling* I remember this piece – so glad, contracts–well done and you sure deserved the win!

  6. Way to go girl!! A big congrats hug to you!!!

  7. Congrats on winning! How encouraging!

  8. Dear Linda,
    What a well told story. You deserved the win. Congratulations!

    When your granddaughter grows up, I hope she sees your eyes when she looks into the mirror.

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