Today's Tune: Landmines
First, an announcement:
I FINISHED MY DRAFT OH GLORIOUS AND HAPPY DAY OF REJOICEMENT AND FAERIE CHOIRS AND SPARKLY, SPARKLY JOY.
This manuscript gave me quite the run for my cash-monies, let me tell you. I suffered a case of Am I Crazies, a touch of Demotivation, and a fair amount of Bogged Down In Detail. At the end, I just had to do what ALL THE ADVICE EVERYWHERE EVER says: just write. Ignore the voice in your head that tells you it has to be perfect the first time, and just keep pushing through it.
A hard lesson for a perfectionist, I tell you what.
But now! I can finally stop looking pitifully at my little word counter, and relish in the fact that IT IS DONE. And now I can proudly say that I am EDITING my novel. Not writing it! Editing it! YAY!
That's right, TTTH. You have been a difficult partner with your naysaying, but I showed you!
Okay, I'm done gloating. For now.
I also have a pair of contest announcements! If you haven't participated in one of The Clarity of Night's much-loved short fiction contests, then GET OVER THERE! His 13th contest begins today. You'll have 10 days to write a 250-word flash fiction based on a photo prompt.
I entered his last contest and made the Forties Club, which is no easy feat. These contests bring out talent in droves. So much fun, so much fiction to read and enjoy, and awesome prizes. If you want to sharpen your writing chops among some really incredible and classy folks, you should absolutely participate.
Also. ALSO! Simon over at Constant Revision is holding a contest for some random books he had laying around or something. But seriously, copy of the 2010 Writer's Market? Worth it.
As for me, I'm going to start EDITING MY NOVEL EEEEEEEEE.