56. Moving along ...

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

First off, my two flash shorts are out the door, so to speak, and I heard back from both contest holders that my entry was received and made it past initial screening. Now the waiting begins. I know one said we'd know by the 15th, and I'm not sure on the other, so I will definitely have to check on that once I'm done writing this.

Second, thanks to everyone that congratulated me yesterday, both her in my entry and elsewhere. I'm still a bit on cloud 9. I know it is one article/column, so I'm trying to keep it in perspective, but still I'm very excited. I even had an idea for another show to review, so I'll have to see when their season starts up in a few weeks, and see if it would work.

Since I write both fiction and nonfiction, I have to try to divide my time equally between the two. I know eventually I want to make a living from this venture of mine. Writing both helps me do that. If one takes a bit to take off, hopefully the other will move quicker. It's hard writing both though cause for me they are two totally different mindsets. One is serious and analytical, while the other is fun and love and sex and ... well you get the idea.

I try to make my articles fun too. As those of you might have noticed if you hopped over to read my article yesterday. I just really love to write. It's just hard sometimes because of two different mindsets, if I work a lot on an article one day my brain gets fried, and I know there is no hope of pulling out one of WIP's. I'll work on that because soon I'll have to find way to do both. No matter what.

I didn't write last night, however. My mind wouldn't stop bouncing, and I could tell early on it just wasn't going to happen. So instead of pushing myself, I made it a reading night instead. I read some old fiction I've loved online and went to bed early. Tonight I'm going to try to rope in my bouncy self so I can get some work done.


Suzanne said...

Gina, I can never write right after I get exciting news. And really, that's celebration time. It's your brain telling you to take time out to enjoy what you've achieved! :)

Gina said...

Yes, I know! And that's what I did! I'm still a bit on a cloud. Then I keep thinking the editor will end up not wanting the rest of the column for some reason or another!

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