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I forget where I read it, probably because I’ve seen it in several places, but I’ve seen lately that “real writers ship”. Which means, to send writing out into the world, to be read and to change lives.
Well, I haven’t shipped very much to date. I’ve submitted to a couple of contests, but otherwise, nothing. Fortunately, that changed last week! I’ve been working on a short story for an anthology that I heard about in July, and on Tuesday, I sent it out! I’m proud of the little story, although I have no illusions that it will actually be accepted. I think it’s a neat concept though, that I can recycle or re-use if it doesn’t get accepted.
In the meantime, please cross your fingers for me! I should hear by the end of the year, and it will be my first “real” published piece (and will pay!) if it gets picked. If not, I might just share it here!
Are you a “real” writer? What have you shipped?