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*SPARKLE* - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
I need an icon that suggests "sparkling with awesomeness" because that's what I am right now. Yeah bitches! I finished my short story! The fourth draft only needed a few tweaks. I've now run it by Joe, Katie and Mark for feedback - I can trust Joe to be honest and he likes reading the same stuff I do, same goes for Mark and as for Katie, she's as blunt as a Mack truck so no worries there. I kept asking them to be as vicious as they could, but the bastards liked it.

That said, Mark in particular gave me a vital piece of feedback - one of my most important scenes was nowhere near visceral enough. Has now been rewritten, and my story crept up in wordcount again, stopping a mere fourteen words shy of the 6K upper limit. If there is anything I need to learn as a writer, it's brevity.

This journal update is a case in point. It COULD have read: "Finished story. Quite long."

I would upload it here, but the contest rules state that the fiction must be 'unpublished'. As I'm uncertain whether uploading it to my blog constitutes publication of sorts, I'm going to err on the side of caution. Might email it to a friend though.

Cocktail night beckons.
4 have fought ~ fight the power!
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tania From: tania Date: November 28th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Hahahahahaaaaa! I have resisted thus far. Though I am taking an unruly group of friends to the movies to laugh at it there; I figure that way we get all the lulz and only lose an hour and a half of our valuable time on this earth in the process. ;)
sigmoidal_suseq From: sigmoidal_suseq Date: November 28th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC) (Link)
awww e-mail it to me!!
tania From: tania Date: November 28th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Alright, don't get your panties in a twist. :D Sent to your gmail (most convoluted gmail address ever? Yes.)
From: haakonspet Date: November 28th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats on completing the story, and yes blogs and internet pages generally count as publishing mediums, so your caution was wise.
4 have fought ~ fight the power!