I have had absolutely no time to write as of late. The best I have been able to do is some editing and a very quick and messy 300 words that I hope will become an effective short story.
However, to make up for the lack of writing, I have sent out 4 new submissions in the lsat few days. One of these was “Jinx” a story that has seen several short lists but, in the end, was always passed on. Another of these subbed stories is “The Mannerisms of Runners” and after a fifth and hopefully final edit, it is probably my favorite peice of flash that I have ever written. But, as is usually the case, if I like it then that probably means that there is something wrong with it…
I’m also waiting to hear back on two shortlists that are due soon: Allegory and the …Meurtos anthology. I am also still awaiting word on my shortlisted position for the Dead Bait antho, but I don’t think they’re sending out responses until next month.
Phew…for someone that hasn’t written much lately, there sure does seem to be a lot of things to keep a check on!