First, I've gotten behind on responding to comments and visiting, but I will be catching up, hopefully today! Sorry, but life has dealt me one swift kick to the booty after another! I intend to start kicking it back.
It's time for the Insecure Writer's Support Group, created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, wherein we writers share our insecurities with the group.
This one's going to be brief for me, but it's something weighing heavily on my mind. Right now, my fear/insecurity is that I will not find any measure of success with my writing in time for my parents to see it. I want to be able to show them that their support since I was a kid talking about growing up to be a writer meant something, that it helped me reach this point, that it's come to fruition. But it all seems so far away that I worry it won't happen in time. While I realize they're my parents and have faith in me, I don't want them to HAVE to have faith that it will happen; I want them to get to see it with their own eyes.
Now for a few links!
Running Out of Ink is accepting submissions of short fiction, any genre. Not a paying market.
Sword and Laser is accepting submissions for an anthology. Sci-fi and Fantasy themed. Deadline May 15. Pays $200.
Potomac Review is hosting a flash fiction contest. Theme: Brackish. Deadline April 5. $1000 first prize, plus publication in the Potomac Review, and a one-year subscription to the Potomac Review. $20 entry fee.
Wild Thoughts is hosting The Best of Times Short Story Competition for humorous short stories. Deadline is May 31. First prize is $200. Entry fee is $6.
LiteraryCO (Colorado) is hosting Colorado Book Month, which includes a weekly themed meme in the month of March, as well as guest posts with Colorado authors and bloggers (yours truly, included), and lots of other fun stuff. You don't have to be a Coloradan to participate.
Just for Fun:
Emily Temple shared 25 Fascinating Photos of Famous Writers at Home on Flavorwire.
Anything interesting to share? Anything you're interested in above? What are your writing insecurities?
May you find your Muse.