The truth is, back then, I’d given up on writing fiction. It wasn’t that I didn’t have ideas… it wasn’t that I lacked the time (well, any more than I do now)…
Back then, I felt storm-beaten and time-worn. At that point in my life, I was exhausted on every level. I’d completely lost touch with myself.
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Sometimes, slowing down the pace, balancing life and steadying myself produces better results, faster, than if I just kept pushing through.
I got confirmation!!!! NYCMidnight is on top of things this year. Confirmation at 9:00 AM on Tuesday? YES!!! For those interested, you can read my inspiration for this story right here. Otherwise, onto the good stuff! Curiosity Kills the Cat It’s all fun and games until a familiar death. Then it’s just fun. Spartacus bumped… Continue reading Curiosity Kills the Cat
Round One of the NYC Flash Fiction contest is away. Personally, I love what fell out of my head. My group got the prompt “Spy / A Pharmacy / A Dictionary.” The “Spy” genre is new for the competition, and new for me as well. I have to admit, when I saw the prompt, my… Continue reading Waiting To Post
This morning, I opened my email to exciting news. The NYC Flash Fiction Challenge for 2015 is open for registration! *faints from excitement* Yes, I’ve already registered. If you love writing, you should register, too. The NYC Flash Fiction Challenge is not your ordinary writing competition. Every writer knows the frustration of competitions. You pay… Continue reading NYC Flash – It’s That Time!
My days of NYC Flash Fiction writing are over for this year. I didn’t make the cut for the final round. Didn’t even get so much as an honorable mention. But that’s okay. What I did get from the contest was equally valuable to a win: I received valuable critiques of three stories. Call me… Continue reading Handling Critique