My Big Idea.

How many caught my latest Flash Fiction yesterday? It wasn’t a Friday but it made for a good intro for today’s post. *wink, wink* Recently I mentioned that I had a big idea for the New Year that I would share at a later date. Well, today is the later date! *Cartwheel*

So, just what is this big idea, you ask? Well, it’s actually rather simple…

My goal for 2018 is to submit at least 1 Flash Fiction piece to a contest or for publication every month of the year! 

Okay, it may not sound like much to you but for me this is big. Like, big big. See, I’ve had these grand ideas in the past to submit more often than I do, but then I’ve gotten waylaid and the whole plan has gone to the side.

Enter, YOU!

This is why I’m posting this here–for all your lovely eyes to see–so that I can be held accountable. *gulp* Yeah, it’s a little scary that I totally might fail and will miss submitting for a month (or six.) But my writing won’t get published unless I’m submitting. And nothing compares to a nice slice of humble pie if I fail, amiright? I figure I’m more likely to submit if I know you all are watching. And waiting!

Here’s to swallowing some pride and getting some writing done for 2018! 

Feel free to check in and ask me how things are going. I’d love the accountability and promise I won’t get miffed with you for asking. *insert cheesy grin*

That is all, my friends. I hope you’re having a productive and peace-filled week before Christmas! 

~Laura

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Here is a picture of my kitty in reindeer ears to make you smile. Did it work? 

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The drawback of getting what you want

So, I’ve had a little excitement in my life recently. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a chance to speak with an agent about my most recent manuscript. He’s given me some direction on changes to make and has taken the time out of his schedule to review my improvements. I realize this is no small matter – he gets nothing for this act and must genuinely be interested in my work! Yay!

In a recent conversation, he mentioned that he would like to discuss the possibility of representation sometime soon. I should be bouncing off the walls with excitement, right?

But, you see, I’m not… 

I have a reserved amount of joy when it comes to the whole thing. And frankly, my reaction has confused the limited number of people I’ve told. Why wouldn’t I be elated? they ask. And with good reason. This morning I took a little time to evaluate my reaction, to try to pinpoint my trepidation regarding this whole venture.

Here’s what I discovered: Continue reading