So the good news first: One of my stories managed to garner an honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest! I’m still super-excited about that, and I have one submitted for last quarter, and one I’m working on to get submitted for this current quarter. I have a few other stories I’m working on for other anthologies as well. I feel like I’m so very close to making that leap into published territory and I am stoked.
The not so great news: I am out of school for the foreseeable future. I don’t care to go into all the reasons. They’re multiple and complex and y’all are no doubt tired of hearing me talk about my stupid health.
But what does this mean? This means that since my last classes ended a week ago, I haven’t gone a single day without writing at least a thousand words or some sort of outlining/pre-writing activity. It means that I’m deciding to take this as a sign from the Universe that I am supposed to be pursuing a different path than finishing my university education at this point in time. It means, basically, that this is the time to push forward on writing and do awesome things.
Now that I have time to write without feeling guilty about what homework should be getting done… there are going to be a lot of awesome things ahead.
Keep me in your thoughts, and wish me luck. (And of course, buy my books when they come out! :P)