Thursday, March 16, 2006

Submit Short Story... Check!

I finished editing my short for WW and am popping it in the mail tomorrow. Writing short, short stories is strange for me. I don't love having the box to work inside, but it certainly makes you decide which words are most important.

Interestingly, my six-year-old daughter stood at my side last night while I was trying to cut 300 words from my story, and made some suggestions -- most of them were adverbs.

From the mouth of babes.

She's also decided that she wants to write for publication, so I need to hunt up some childrens magazines that publish short stories written by very young kids. Does Highlights? I think there might be some homeschooling mags. If anyone out there knows of any, please let me know. I'd love to encourage her -- and, conversely -- get her used to rejection.

Now that's a lesson we all need to learn.

So now, pins and needles for the next three months or so. I need to get a couple more stories out this month, and will see if I can find a home for some already written.

Back to the keyboard. Just wanted to say howdy.

Oh. And... I'm glad Melissa is gone from American Idol. We all did a little dance last night.

2 comments:

Charity said...

Oh, good for you and good for her. Try Stone Soup: http://www.stonesoup.com/

Oddly enough, Kyra is also "writing" books. And each page does have some letters on them along with rainbow bright illustrations. Mostly P's, A's, H's and something that looks like a lower case R.

Ceri said...

Good luck on your sub! I've subbed to them before. They're a tough nut to crack, but its worth the effort, seeing how nicely they pay.

My 9 year old wants to be a writer too.

Honestly I was sad to see Melissa go last night, but I could think of worse people to leave. I think Kevin is going to be this years Scott.