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“Focal Point” on Every Day Fiction

October 1, 2011

A few months ago, I sent another piece of flash fiction to Every Day Fiction. Yesterday I received a letter of acceptance yesterday and now it is published.

The first draft of the story, Focal Point, originated during a writing group meeting last autumn. We do writing prompts, and this challenge was called, “Out of one’s comfort zone”. I chose the subject because it related to my NaNoWriMo project last year and I wanted to practise writing a protagonist of that particular occupation.

I found the story again some months ago and decided that I liked it enough to put some more work into it. So I rewrote it and submitted it to Every Day Fiction. And now … Well, now I am very excited and pleased with the acceptance, and I can’t wait to see what the readers make of it.

I have to cut down on using the computer right now because I’ve strained my elbow/wrist using said computer too much, soΒ currently I’m spending a lot of time on a notebook with hand written notes about the characters and the settings for this year’s NaNoWriMo. It’s very cosy and fun. I’ve even managed to draw a world map which is something I haven’t done since my teenage years. I have a lot of framework for the project, but I’m sticking to the idea of not planning the plot out this year and just see where it takes me.

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  1. October 1, 2011 4:45 pm

    Congrats on the acceptance! I hope your wrist gets better soon so that you can write many more great stories! πŸ™‚

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  2. Maggie permalink
    October 1, 2011 6:15 pm

    Congratulations! Good luck with your NaNo planning!

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  3. October 1, 2011 10:06 pm

    First of all:CONGRATULATIONS! That’s great news, looking forward to reading the story and I hope your wrist pain goes, I had very bad wrist/elbow pain a few months ago, so I know how you feel. Get plenty of rest, and I hope it passes soon.

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    • October 2, 2011 10:25 am

      Thank you very much! πŸ˜€ I hope you’ll like it.
      I actually thought of your problem when this started. Thank you for the well-wishes. πŸ™‚

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  4. October 2, 2011 2:29 am

    Congratulations on being accepted. I’ll look forward to seeing you on NaNo this year.

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  5. October 3, 2011 5:39 pm

    Congrats on the publication! And good luck with NaNoWriMo!

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  6. October 9, 2011 6:38 pm

    Congratulations — that’s wonderful!

    I hope you wrist feels better by November!

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    • October 11, 2011 8:57 pm

      Thank you very much! πŸ˜€
      And so do I. It ought to. Otherwise I’ll have to do NaNo by hand which will be … weird.

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  7. October 11, 2011 4:45 am

    Many many congratulations! I have it bookmarked so I can read it when I don’t have to grade papers.

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    • October 11, 2011 8:58 pm

      Thank you very much! πŸ™‚
      Grading papers … *cheering you on* I feel lucky that my classes this year are only oral language classes.

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