Not sure what has changed, but I'm finally feeling brave enough to start sending my short stories and flash fiction out into the world.
So far I've sent an entry into the Wells Literary Festival short story competition- closes on the 31st July so you still have time to enter online if you're interested.
Today I sent a piece of flash fiction off to e-zine CafeLit. Submission details here.
I have looked at it before but never felt I was good enough- lots of writers feel like that at some time I'm sure.
But I decided this little piece of flash fiction might fit. I suppose it's a slightly quirky story.
At the Fringe event at Lowdham last month, when I read it to an audience, I referred to it as the 'underwear story', especially for the males in the audience who may have never come across shapewear before, or even known that's what it's called!
It's surprising what unusual items can create a story... :D
Now I have to get on with life while I await a yea or nay on my submission.
While I hope it gets a yes, I'm realistic enough to accept that it may be a rejection. That is the less pleasant aspect of the writers' life.
But at least the waiting for an answer time, is very much shorter than for some magazines...
I decided that this year I'd take up opportunities that arise, even if they weren't in my plan for the year.
I'll let you know the good or bad news when it happens...