I’ve been a bit poorly the last couple of weeks, just a viral stew from the kids plus the effects of Graves Disease on my slightly broken immune system – being unable to fight things off as well as I have in the past. Anyway I tried to write something. Anything. And I couldn’t! It all looked and sounded like crud. So I put it down to feeling ill and tried not to worry, but of course I did, and I started thinking that maybe I was kidding myself after all and who the hell was I, thinking I had anything to say? So I did some reading instead and that made me feel worse becasue of course everyone can write better than me and moan moan blah blah blah.
Out of the blue, yesterday, I got two e mails in the same hour, one announcing a win on Hour of Writes, and one announcing I came in the top 5 in the Earlyworks Press short story competition, and could they please publish my story in the anthology for this summer?
Bye bye despondency, hello keyboard 🙂