Some good news from me for a change!
I met my writing goals for this month!
As of last night, I submitted to three short story contests!
The first story I'm ok with. Too much editing drove me a bit whacky, and just lost my interest in the story. Its not a bad story, just had to tinker with it too much.
Story #2 I really enjoyed. Its the shortest of the 3, but to attempt to add more would have just taken away from it. Its exactly the length it needed to be.
Story #3 I'm just plain thrilled with. Its a genre that I don't normally write, and not even a genre I read. Normally, I'm a suspense/mystery/horror/thriller/romance fan, so that's what I tend to write. My gf K challenged me to write something completely different, with no 'hook' so to speak. Literary fiction, rather than genre. About people, personalities as the plot.
So I did.
And I have to say, without false bragging, it turned out amazingly well. And for me to think something is GOOD that I accomplished...well, that should give you an idea as to just how pleased I am with it.
I'm planning on turning it into a full length novel, but it requires a ton o'research first.
Sooooooooo, I have other writing to attend to, as pain permits. Somedays I just can't...so I revel in the days I can.
I won't have any idea as to if I've even made the short list for any of the 3 for months. Indeed, one of them only the winner and runners up are contacted...sometime in JUNE. I kid you not.
Thank heavens I've got enough on the go not to be able to obsess about it. Much, anyways.
Two more deadlines next month for writing contests, and I *still* want to submit some articles to magazines.
Here's hoping for some positive news soon!
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