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Nerves

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A brief interlude


It’s one of my writing goals to try to update this here blog at least twice a week.  I prefer to post at least every other day but this week I don’t think that is going to happen. Yes, I know, I should write no matter what but just this week I have a bigger … Continue reading

Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite some more


I’m working on a short piece in preparation for sending in for a competition.  Setting aside the mind-numbing what-the-hell-am-I-thinking-and-what-makes-me-think-I-stand-a-chance fear (back in your box with you!).  I’m an in the depths of rewrites. I know the story is good.  I know it’s worthy of submission.  But it needs work.  I’ve already gone through a couple … Continue reading

Finding courage


Here’s the thing, I’m thinking of submitting a story into a competition.  I’ve never done that before.  I’ve had stuff published in free magazines but I’ve never submitted to a competition, to a forum with judges and even possibly cash at the end.  And you know what? I’m terrified. It’s the first little steps to … Continue reading