Doo doo doo

10 07 2014

Look at me I’m wasting words. The only real thing I have to say is that I wish contests and publications would get back to me already. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever.


23 06 2014

I rarely win contests (but I guess so does everyone, right?) but I got an email informing me I won tickets to see Obvious Child! Sweeeeeeeeet! Looking forward to the film too, since it’s been getting good reviews. Now if only I could find someone to watch it with who won’t be late or flaky…

The feeling of submitting your writing

30 11 2013

It’s scary. It’s exciting. It’s relieving.

For me, it’s a feeling of accomplishment, going to the post office and dropping off the envelope in the bin (or clicking the send button for email/online submissions). I should’ve taken a picture of the envelope, but yesterday, I sent out a creative non-fiction piece to Prairie Fire‘s annual writing contest. I had been meaning to send it out, but only got to it the day before the deadline (because of school. Of course). It’s always a good feeling for me; I can see how it might be a scary/bad experience if you’re sending off something you’re not sure of or something you don’t feel is very strong, but that’s what re-writes are for. I did a small re-write before I sent my piece in, and I felt really good about it.

Will it be good enough to win? I have no idea. I’m not counting on it, given that there are so many talented writers out there. But is it a start? Can I say I tried?

Damn right.