I'm done. I can't believe, but I'm done.
The blog hasn't been much of my focus lately because for the past two weeks I'd become increasingly concentrated on the Blizzard Creative Writing Contest. I had long hoped that Blizzard might offer something like that since I have no talent for fanart or comics, but I do know writing.
Less than an hour ago I submitted my short story for Blizzard's consideration, and though I don't know if I'll win, it was a manic personal triumph. Never have I written like this before. I was up past 3am last night putting my draft through its paces. And the feel of how I refined my story with each and every draft, I just can't describe it...
I've grown as a writer. I've never made so much progress on a story so quickly before.
I'd like to give shout-outs to my Flower Street writing workshop (who I know do not read this blog but have taught me so much about writing in recent months) and to my guildmate Cursedhoof (who probably doesn't read this blog either, but that's okay). He bravely went through not one, but two drafts today, the second of which was around dinnertime, helping me catch last minute mistakes and redundancies. If I somehow manage to win, a big part of that will be thanks to him!
I'd value both over my freedom
11 hours ago