Jul. 21st, 2010 01:19 pm
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I've finished the first draft of my short story! I've formatted the Word document in accordance with the Dreamspinner guidelines, and now I'm just letting it stew for a bit -- I'm tweaking little bits here and there and desperately hoping that it isn't full of really obvious plot holes. Overall, though, I'm really happy, because this story is mine.

And I want to share it, because even though it's not the greatest story ever written, even though I doubt many people will read it, fiction is all about that sharing. Writers need to relinquish a bit of that ownership, because that's how successful fiction works. So, if only a few people out there read it -- if they take a chance on it for any reason at all... then that would be great.

I'm hoping that I'll be able to send the story off to Dreamspinner by the end of the week -- and then, of course, will come The Wait, but that's okay, because I have other things that need my attention. And, as I said earlier, if the story is rejected, then I will post it here, because even though it's just a romantic little puff-piece, even though it's probably full of cliches, and not terribly realistic on some points... it's still something I wrote, and I'm proud of it.

Date: 2010-07-21 06:17 pm (UTC)
ritualchick: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ritualchick
Congrats! that's great news.

Date: 2010-07-25 01:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] citrinesunset
Yay for finishing your draft!

I'm not the best person to listen to when it comes to writing advice, but I have to say, I think you have a really good attitude in terms of what you want to do with your writing. I wish I'd been as level-headed and realistic in what I wanted when I started writing original stuff (granted, I was 14).


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