I finished editing my short for WW and am popping it in the mail tomorrow. Writing short, short stories is strange for me. I don't love having the box to work inside, but it certainly makes you decide which words are most important.
Interestingly, my six-year-old daughter stood at my side last night while I was trying to cut 300 words from my story, and made some suggestions -- most of them were adverbs.
From the mouth of babes.
She's also decided that she wants to write for publication, so I need to hunt up some childrens magazines that publish short stories written by very young kids. Does Highlights? I think there might be some homeschooling mags. If anyone out there knows of any, please let me know. I'd love to encourage her -- and, conversely -- get her used to rejection.
Now that's a lesson we all need to learn.
So now, pins and needles for the next three months or so. I need to get a couple more stories out this month, and will see if I can find a home for some already written.
Back to the keyboard. Just wanted to say howdy.
Oh. And... I'm glad Melissa is gone from American Idol. We all did a little dance last night.
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