racing away from me

Over at Beautiful Misbehaviour, Stephanie has taken the (sensible) decision to stop the Writing Warriors Friday linky for health reasons. I’ve found writing weekly blog posts specifically about where I am with my creative writing to be really useful though, so I’m going to continue. It helps to keep me focused.

There’s so much going on in life at the moment that I feel like everything is racing away from me. I keep getting to the end of the week and finding that my ‘to do’ list (I love a list!) is longer rather than shorter. This week my ‘writing time’ has been in snatched fragments. I feel like I’ve done nothing at all. But one of the nice things about having a blog on a week like this is that I can look at it and say ‘Oh! I did write something then!’ Ok, only a limerick for my weekly #limerick challenge and a piece of flash fiction yesterday, but it’s better than nothing.

Last week I was thinking about submissions – should I submit more (any!) of my poetry or short stories? I decided that this week I’d look more into possible places I could send my work to. I did this. I got overwhelmed. There are so many options! And I was too busy to look into anything properly so I’m going to have to carry that task over to next week. In fact, I think it’s going to be an ongoing project.

I’ve decided I should put my work out there more. I may feel less keen when I’ve had more rejections but hey, that’s the life of a writer isn’t it?! Besides which, as a fair few people said to me last week: ‘You’ve got to be in it to win it.’ So watch this space.

4 thoughts on “racing away from me

  1. Stephanie

    I am glad that you will keep up your posts, I have really enjoyed the conversation we have been having and would love it to continue. I will still post on this too, but even a small linky is pretty time consuming!

    Glad to hear you will start submitting, I think it is good to try. There are a lot of options, I find it a bit overwhelming too. I hope to get more acquainted with places this year. I can’t wait to hear how you get on!

    1. Maddy Post author

      I’ve really enjoyed the conversation too! Looking forward to reading more of your posts and poems and hearing about all your submissions! x

  2. Chrissie Metcalf (Kristina)

    Yay! It’s great that you’re still writing weekly posts. I’ve decided to keep this up as well. Yes, submit, submit, submit more!


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