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What’s Up Doc #12: It Is Out of My Hands ( #amwriting )


The deed is done.  It is out of my hands.

I have submitted my first short story to a contest for the first time in twenty years.

I haven’t gotten confirmation to post my story yet, so for now I will share the synopsis.

Prompts:  Spy Genre, Meditation Retreat, Nobel Prize Winner

Title:  Mindful Things

Synopsis:  A Nobel Prize winning neuroscientist discovers the critical key to erasing and creating memory. She must keep one step ahead of those who want to possess the knowledge, but who can you trust when everyone is watching?

Is it good?  I don’t know.

Is it my best?  I worked my ass off, consulted with beta readers, and put my best foot forward.

Do I think it was enough?    I know about as much to that answer as John Snow.

I really hope I make it through the first round, but I am wracked by doubt.  Is the story unique enough?  If it isn’t, does it pack enough narrative punch to make up for it?   Were all the typos eradicated?

I have entire month to torture myself.

5 comments on “What’s Up Doc #12: It Is Out of My Hands ( #amwriting )

  1. wheremabelgo
    February 1, 2016

    In Dory’s words, just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming. Pretty intelligent words for a fictional fish. I submitted two of my own off my blog to be possibly published in an anthology some time back and 8 haven’t heard anything yet. The way I see it its best we both just keep writing and move on.. if it doesn’t get published we can always publish it on our own vlogs…

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    • Laissez Faire
      February 1, 2016

      Self-publishing is a game changer!


      • wheremabelgo
        February 1, 2016

        True, but I’m not talking about publishing in a state where we can make money off our literary efforts.. 😅
        Anyway if one does make money by self-publishing.. one is lucky. Especially if one makes a positive impact with our works too, which is what most of us wish to!


  2. babbitman
    February 1, 2016

    Well it sounds promising! Good luck (& I look forward to reading it at some point in the future)!


  3. Blog Woman!!!
    February 2, 2016

    The story does sound interesting, and good luck with the contest results, but really good on ya for writing and submitting. I hope your next month isn’t too terribly torturous.


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