The Happiness of Writing Fiction
100 Days of Happiness – Day 3
Over the last couple of years, my friends have been pushing me to submit for anthologies. They like my writing and feel it’s time I stepped out of my world of blogging and get my stories into print. But as they well know, I tend to procrastinate.
I broke that tendency to drift towards laziness last month when I submitted to an anthology. The story I wanted to write came out soon and the words didn’t break my trust. I wrote around 2500 words then, and in around 3 or 4 hours, which was not just satisfying as a writer, but also pleasantly surprising since I’ve never written that much in that short a time. The results were out last Thursday, and I’m one of the few selected to be published. So that’s a happy news as well.
Today’s happy moment is the first time in nearly 2 years that I’ve broken the 4000 word count barrier. Yes, it’s a submission for another anthology, and I think the story has turned out well. Here’s hoping for good news when that result comes out too.
(© 25th September 2015)