As you are no doubt figuring out by now, I like to jump around on projects. I figure writing is my hobby, I'll do it how I want! I'm not trying to get published (right now), I'm writing for funsies, and since I like to have funsies, I have set myself a new goal...
I got this idea yesterday for a short story.
A really neat idea.
I also had some major angst going on and had a very youthful-rebellion moment in which I decided I was going to SHOW YOU ALL--YOU'LL SEE! and try to get something published.
Y'see, I've also always been a pretty big short story and poetry writer. I like it. It's FUNsies, and more importantly, it lets me prove to myself that I actually CAN finish something [sigh].
So, I'm going to write this short story, and then I'm going to submit it.
I've got a little list going of magazines that might be good matches, and I'll continue researching and adding to that list.
If nothing else, I'm at least ready to have a rejection letter to display proudly [and with secret tears].
All this being said, I braved the 15-degree wind chill weather (and it's really, really windy) and drove to Wal-Mart to buy a new notebook. For whatever reason, I still have to draft my short stories and poetry by hand before I can transcribe to computer. More in tune with the words, I suppose, and probably why my short stuff is better than the pages upon pages of typed-up crap.
Ahem. Anyway, so I have a shiny new notebook (green) and my favorite pen and I just ate a PB&J sandwich and a handful of sunflower seeds, so I'm ready to get crackin.'
How about you all? Anybody published any poetry or short stories?