Last month, I sent in a recording for the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle annual solo competition, and I'm supposed to be informed of the results tomorrow. If I am selected, I will participate in the finals competition in June. If I could make a request, it would be that the email announcing my fate would come in the morning, and not just before bed, because I know that I will be unable to sleep hot off the news whether it's good or bad. Being selected as a finalist would obviously be my preference. I would be too elated to sleep--but I have yet to pick my repertoire (suggestions, anyone?), and travel arrangements can be difficult with a young family--so I'd be both elated and worried. If I'm not selected, I can stop worrying, and just go straight to crying for not meeting the LMC's standards.
Because of the Granite Publishing rejection, I suspect that I am in the middle of a losing trend, and am trying to prepare for the "crying myself to sleep" scenario.