Today I sent off my 16th straight submission to Writers of the Future. For most of this quarter, which started July 1, I've struggled with writing an entry for the contest. Two weeks ago, I finally hit on an idea that I could get excited about. I pounded out the first draft in a week and spent another week revising and polishing. Now that I've submitted for Quarter 4 and that monkey is off my back, I can commence with wondering how my Quarter 3 story will fare. Oh, and with writing the next one.