I hope your week is off to a good start. Did you have a good weekend?
I spent most of my weekend editing my manuscript and making updates to this very new blog.
A book review is 'on the books' (hahaha...haha...ha...yeah) for tomorrow, but I had quite the exciting thing happen to me this weekend, and though it doesn't exactly pertain to writing, it does relate to my creative side.
Milwaukee is known for its festivals. It all kicks off with Summerfest and then the rest follow: German Fest, Irish Fest, Indian Summer, Greek Fest... you name it, we got it.
Well this weekend was Festa Italiana. I had never been before. If you are remotely curious about the event, you can check out my post here.
In summary, we stumbled upon a competition titled, 'Italian Idol' and I decided to enter. I competed against about 15 others Saturday night, was one of three choosen to return as a 'finalist', and then competed against 8 others Sunday night for the title.
And... I won! Quite exciting. The competition was really good. I was really shocked.
Not only did I win the title, but I get to come back as a judge next year and I won $250. Ereader, here I come.
Here is my performance Saturday night. I thought I did better on Sunday, but its not too shabby.