Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Done, with two days to spare

As of five minutes ago, I have a story submitted in the Writers of the Future contest for the 11th consecutive quarter. I started writing the story exactly one week ago. I was not sure I could write a story that quickly, but I managed it. More than that, I am damn proud of this one. It is probably my best submission to date. The depressing part is that I had to wade through 16,000 words of crap this quarter to get to the good stuff. Now it is in the hands of the judges.


Aaron Hughes said...

Good luck, Jennifer!

If you managed to write your best submission yet in a week, then you've already learned one of the key lessons of the WOTF workshop: taking a lot more time doesn't always make it better.

Jennifer Campbell-Hicks said...

Thank you for the well wishes, Aaron. My best stories do tend to be the ones I churn out with "binge writing."