Stretching my writing habit

On Sunday I went to my first meeting of the North Seattle Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Meetup.

There are plenty of writer groups in Seattle, but I chose that one specifically because they do a round-table feedback loop. Ok, technically, it was rectangle shaped table. Plus nearby there is a counter filled with chocolate and caffeinated goodies.

I was so nervous, I wore makeup, I made sure that I looked my best and for the first time in a long time, I wished I could lost 20 pounds instantly. (Hey I am not a teenager anymore!)

There really was no reason to be so scared.  Everyone was welcoming and super nice. I got some great feedback on my short story: unintentional colonists. I hope I gave other people helpful comments too. I tried to be as truthful as possible, but every time I said anything that could possibly be construed as negative my heart was in my throat.

So with the feedback I received I rewrote Sunday night and sent it over to Maria. Once she gives it another look, I am going to send it on to another magazine. Writing is the easy part, but waiting for a response is complete agony. Patience has never been one of my virtues, but I’m working on it.


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