One of my goals for the new year (I refuse to call them resolutions) was to prepare and send out more of my writing.
It’s not so much a fear of someone reading and disliking my work that keeps me from submitting but rather the subconscious idea that if I never submit I never have to deal with that rejection. (Plus I am the world’s best procrastinator.)
So, to try to remedy this problem, I am going to write, edit, and submit a piece to Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest. Maximum of 3,000 words in any genre and due by the end of the month. I’m on a bit of a time crunch, as you can tell, so I thought I would approach my readers for a little help.
I am absolutely terrible at deciding on an idea. Below I have a few possible ideas. If you could, please leave me a comment with which one you think I should run with. Then, from today until I submit the piece, I will keep a running record of my progress and thoughts on my personal writing process for anyone who may be curious.
- A godling — small-time god — develops feelings for a human despite his belief that no one notices the small miracles he performs for them.
- While changing her car battery, a woman struggles over her sense of self after graduating from medical school with no real feeling of accomplishment.
- A teenage relationship from the point of view of the girl’s car.
If you could please spare a moment and drop a number in the comments, I would much appreciate it. Thanks and have a great day, lovelies!