Here are the last of my 'Thursday Thoughts' for January. I'm calling this a busy writing week and I have done a lot of writing.....but not anything new, I'm afraid. I seem to have spent the week editing and checking stories for submissions to magazines, on-line sites and competitions. Doesn't it take a time? And even then, I'd spot something I wish I'd changed after sealing the envelope or pressing the 'Send' button!
To make myself feel that I have had a productive writing week, I have made a list of what I've done:
- Sent two short stories to 'Take a Break Fiction Feast'
- Entered a short story in the Nottingham Writers' Group competition for new and less experienced writers. The theme was 'Emotion'.
- Sent a 300 word Flash Fiction entry to the Limousin Writers' Group competition in France. The story title here was 'Second Chances'. The prize is two days at the writers' retreat there. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
- Submitted a short story and a '100 Worder' to Cafe Lit.
- Sent a story to Alfie Dog Fiction
- Met up with writing buddies to talk writing on two separate occasions
- Attended a writing group meeting where we critique each others' novels.
- Have almost finished reading Stephen King's 'On Writing - a memoir of the craft'.
There - I feel a bit better now.
If you'd like to read my tongue -in-cheek story 'Stepping Out' at Cafe Lit, please just click http://www.cafelit.co.uk/
Do you have weeks like this where on first thoughts you feel you haven't achieved a lot in terms of writing? Should I set aside certain days for re-writes and editing perhaps? I'd love to know what you do.