Since I originally started this blog, I started two others. One is a much more vague "I want to change and this is my journal about it" and the latest is my journey with WLS.
Since this is my personal writing blog, I am happy to report that since my last post I retook Dr. Roper's creative short fiction class, wrote several short stories, came up with a couple of actual novel ideas, and most importantly, I submitted a story for competition. I find that a little ironic since I have yet to submit a story for publication, let alone a competition! I know that there will be thousands of submissions. There are varying levels of rewards for the top 35 applicants. I know that my chance of placing is so very small, but I truly loved my story. There is a teeny tiny part of me that hopes that it places. It would be so fantastic and I know that I would be elated beyond measure.
But even if it doesn't, I am so stinking proud of myself for submitting anything at all. It was very exciting. I learn next month what the results are. Here's to crossed fingers and hoping, and to not having despair even if I don't place. But I *did* it. That is the best part of all.
It is a new year and there are many changes on the horizon for my family. I am hoping that with all of these changes I wil continue to write and explore this inner self. I am going to make a goal of submitting three short stories this year. I think that three is an easy and manageable number, but enough so that I am encouraged to keep writing. Also, I figure that I need to submit 2-3 stories per submission to increase chances of publication.
So there. 2015 goals, here I come!