Confidence? What’s that?

For the longest time, I’ve been making noise about turning one of my ficlets (from the now-defunct AOL ficlets site) into something longer.  This afternoon, I finally sat down and did it.  Then I stepped away from it for awhile, to eat dinner and watch an episode of Jeremiah. When I came back, I expected it to have morphed into some kind of gibberish on my screen, and, upon rereading, to go “What the hell was I thinking?  I’m such a hack.”

Except… it hadn’t and I didn’t.  There were parts of it that needed shoring up, certainly.  Words needed to be rearranged, sections moved around here and there, things added and subtracted for clarity and flow.  But I didn’t close it in despair.  I don’t hate it.

I think I might submit it somewhere.  Not right away, not tonight.  I need to throw it at a few people and see what they think.  But, yeah.  I have a better feeling about this one than I did with “Kate,” (which, yes, I know.  I still need to revise and resubmit.  That probably won’t happen until Hill and I finish our other project.  SO THERE.)

Anyway.  Victory.  I think.

(Oh, also.  Ficlets is gone, but some hard-working people have resurrected it as ficly.  I’m there.  One story up so far, a repost of my first submission to ficlets.  Huzzah.)

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One Response to Confidence? What’s that?

  1. Lori says:

    It’s an awesome feeling, yes?

    Go get ’em!

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