Something to keep in mind: I should make sure to type in my correct phone number on the supporting materials when applying for writing awards! I am using the last hours with my computer to get a new application ready and discovered, to equal amusement and horror, that I applied to an award this past year with a typo in my own phone number. What if—and I’m really stretching here—but what if the admissions committee had miraculously loved me and called me to tell me so but it was the wrong number and some beastly person picked up and snapped at them and made them hang up the phone and change their minds and give the award to someone else? What if they got no answer? What if everything was riding on this one phone call?
I mean, yeah the chances are slim. But, What if?
Sometimes I am just so totally awesome.