Last month I kept it short and sweet because I had a deadline for a writing course and I hadn’t had very much in the way of inspiration.
I’m glad to say that forcing myself to write actually worked. I got a lot more down on paper than I needed and whilst I wasn’t entirely happy with what I submitted I had, at least, something to hand in.
Since then it was looked over, I got to redraft it and then gave it back for final feedback. The feedback was really good and I was super happy.
I had planned to post it up here but then came across a short story competition. It was lucky because to enter it has to be work that hasn’t already been publicly posted. So I held off publishing with a view to maybe entering it into the competition.
Of course as soon as I had decided I would give it a shot I was plagued by self doubt and wondered whether it was worth it and what I would actually gain from the experience? Because I’m sure that if I were to enter I wouldn’t win.
So fellow writers, I am opening the floor to any of you that may have submitted work into competitions. I am hoping you can tell me whether you thought it was worth it? And what you felt you gained out of it?
Written as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.