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Acceptance is golden

So, I heard back yesterday about my short story and YAY it’s been accepted for the horror anthology, which goes to show that working on it a little more and resubmitting it was definitely worthwhile. I am so glad that was the choice I made. I’ll give some more detail when I hear further on it, but it’s due for release in March, so not too long to wait!

It certainly gave me a great boost, and spurred me back into writing – in fact I started two new short stories yesterday, one for a 1000 word challenge, and the other one that has been slow forming for a few days after reading about the latest search term challenge (for anyone curious, my first word is stillborn). I don’t think I’ll be entering it, but it’s certainly given me a good idea that I am looking forward to following through on.

Now that the new routine is in place, and working reasonably well (I say reasonably because today Lauren only slept for 45 minutes and I hadn’t managed to get any writing done by that point – Β heres hoping I can get some time later in the day, am currently blogging from the couch on the deck while she plays with water, but I can barely see the screen cause of the sun!) I’m hoping to get back into the writing full force, focusing primarily on short stories. My plan for the (LOL she’s just climbed all the way into the bucket of water…. sorry, too funny not to mention!), anyways, my plan for the next few months is to write and polish a good swag of stories so that I have plenty to submit during the second half of the year, where I predict there won’t be a lot of writing going on, and even if I write, certainly not a lot of editing or polishing.

I can feel this baby moving all the time now, the scan is coming up quickly (friday morning), and I am getting so emotional about baby stuff. The knowledge that I am actually having a teeny little baby is hitting me hard now and I am so excited. Aww, another wee one. I love my babies, the fact that there will be 3 to love instead of 2 is just such a massive blessing.

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12 thoughts on “Acceptance is golden”

  1. You are so lucky! πŸ™‚

    You should enter the challenge if you get the story finished in time. Give Ergo a little support πŸ™‚

    I’m still thinking of a short for Karen’s challenge πŸ™‚

    1. Oh cool! I really hope I can get mine done soon, lol the kids are not being kind to my writing today.
      The main reason I wasn’t gonna submit to Ergo was because I didn’t think I’d get it done in time! If I do, I certainly will πŸ™‚

    1. haha, many more babies is certainly not on husbands agenda… in fact, this one wasn’t either! I have a feeling he’ll be off to get the snip just as quickly as he can, and hoping that no more miracle babies slip through before then πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks Ruzkin πŸ™‚ I have no idea if it’s harder. The fact that its a small press thats just starting up (in fact the anthology is it’s first release) probably helped me I think, very exciting though!
      And congrats again on your good news πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Nick πŸ™‚ And thanks! I do feel very good indeed! Lets hope it stays that way lol, crossing fingers that by the end of the year I can add a couple more acceptances to my list and that the baby will be sleeping mostly through the night by then! It’s nice to dream πŸ˜‰

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