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Another first Wednesday, another official Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. I joined this Blog Hop in July of 2016, and every month, I’ve depended upon Captain Ninja to pose a pithy question to which I could post an equally pithy response.

Now, for the first time ever, he’s posed a question to which I have no repsonse. To wit:

Win or not, do you usually finish your NaNo project? Have any of them gone on to be published?

Curses on you, Alex!

As I’ve never participated in NaNo, today I am reduced to actually posting my own thoughts about the doubts and the fears I’ve conquered. Or God forbid, discuss my struggles and triumphs.

Just. Kill.Me.Now.

But wait! Coincidentally, this is my favorite season of the year. Yesterday, Halloween. Today, All Saints Day. Tomorrow, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), all from which the dark soul of my muse draws inspiration. And the dark soul of my muse actually finished a 5200ish word crime story, in time to submit to the Anthology contest.

Doubts? That I’m a complete moron for thinking the story is remotely interesting.

Fears? That it won’t be chosen, second only to the fear that it will be chosen (because then? The jig is up. Everyone will know I can’t string three sentences together coherently).

I struggled to meet the deadline.

I triumphed when I hit “send.”

And now, I celebrate this triumph with a lovely Italian red blend wine, enjoyed in front of a toasty-warm fireplace.

Many thanks to our awesome co-hosts. They are sure to have some coherent musing on the NaNo:

Tonja Drecker
Diane Burton
MJ Fifield
Rebecca Douglass

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15 Responses to CURSES, FOILED AGAIN!

  1. M.J. Fifield says:

    Congrats on finishing your story! Enjoy the wine and fireplace. Sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate to me.

    • Lee says:

      It is my favorite way to celebrate everything! I have to say, hitting that “send” button was the most satisfying thing I’ve done all week.

  2. Yvonne V says:

    Best of luck with the anthology!

  3. A lovely Italian red blend wine, enjoyed in front of a toasty-warm fireplace sounds like the perfect way in which to celebrate your story submission! Congrats! 🙂

    • Lee says:

      Thanks Michelle. Wine in front of the fireplace is my favorite way to celebrate everything! Or nothing!

  4. Everyone has fears about Nano, BUT you don’t actually have to share your writing.

    • Lee says:

      That is actually a very good point in favor of giving Nano a try. No one wants to put 30 days of stream of consciousness writing out for public review. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. No need to be insecure about not doing Nano! I’m not either.
    Good luck ithe the anthology contest and thanks for entering.

    • Lee says:

      Thanks Alex. Once I plowed into the story, it was fun to write. And nice to have a finished product just to say “it’s done.”

  6. jmh says:

    Congrats on submitting something to the anthology! Submitting is always a win, though it may not seem like it at first. It takes guts.

    Hope you had a good spooky season. Sorry it took me so long to get back here.

  7. Lee says:

    Thanks JM. I agree – just making the submission is a win. I’m having an awesome spooky season (I like to drag it out as long as possible). Congrats on Temple of Ghosts! I’m looking forward to reading it.