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Friday, 13 December 2013

It's Friday, which means only one thing: it's time to celebrate the small things with VikLit! This is a great opportunity to celebrate even the smallest of victories you may have achieved in the last week.

 


This week I'm celebrating submitting a short story for a competition.

I did submit one earlier in the year but this one feels different somehow. I really put the work into this one and feel like it's a positive step in a forward direction. I've been out of the writing loop for a bit and this has really helped to boost my enthusiasm for it.

Even if it doesn't get anywhere I have a completed story ready to be sent somewhere else, which is one of the bonuses of sending things to competitions I suppose. Each time I'm building my store of stories ready to go out into circulation.

I'm going to be making every effort to keep this up going into the new year now.

How about you? I hope you have something to celebrate this week.

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27 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to get started on some short stories lately, but I just haven't got around to it. Good luck keeping it going!

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    1. Thanks Laura. It's something I've wanted to get into for a long time, now I'm just going to do it!

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  2. Congrats and best of luck with the submission!

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    1. Thanks Julie, my fingers are crossed!

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  3. That's fantastic! Best of luck with the submission ;)
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thanks SK, I'm trying not to check my email every five minutes in case there's a response.

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  4. My best wishes for your short story. May you win.

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    1. Thank you very much, and thanks for stopping by,

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  5. Excellent about the submission. Best of luck with that. I keep threatening to do this, and decided to work on writing shorts for an anthology next year. No pressure, just try a few horror shorts and see what happens.

    Enjoy the weekend X

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    1. Thanks Shah. Good luck with your anthology, make sure to let us all know when it's coming out.

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  6. I've entered a few contests and found it to be only good, for many reasons. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Cathy. I really hope it's going to help move my confidence in the right direction.

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  7. Good luck with your story competition entry.

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  8. Congrats on your story submission--good luck!! I'm celebrating: 1.) living at the beach in California, 2.) finding out my tooth does not have to be pulled--it's a sinus infection!, and 3.) having my YA horror story, Death House, get accepted for publishing (woo hoo!), as well as having my short story, "Christmas After All" released in an anthology called A Touch of Winter. Happy Holidays!
    Carole Avila

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    1. Thanks Carole. Well done on the acceptance and anthology release, I love that we all have great writing things to celebrate.

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  9. Great job on submitting. It has nothing but positive outcomes when we put ourselves, and our writing out there. I'm celebrating an empty inbox and a kitchen table cleaned and ready for dinner.

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    1. Thanks Bethie. I'm only a little jealous at your empty inbox and clean kitchen table :-)

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  10. Congrats on finishing your story! :)

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    1. Thanks Lara. Small and positive steps ...

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  11. You have to be in it to win it, as they say!

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  12. (And congrats on submitting it - well done you for putting yourself out there).

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    1. Thanks Vik. It's both nervy and exciting all at the same time!

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  13. Obviously huge Grats on the Story. Completing anything is worth a smile, completing a writing project is worth two or three. Glad you got back in the game. Keep hitting those keys.

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    1. Thanks, I always feel satisfied when I finish a story. I really should do it more often ...

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  14. Building up short stories is a great idea. That's how I learn new things. I write short stories to practice.

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    1. I'm getting into that habit too, building my confidence and stories one step at a time. Thanks for stopping by.

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