I finally, FINALLY submitted a story to a literary journal. My biggest hurdle in writing is finishing. Anything. So I decided to take one of my old "in progress" stories and do a final draft. I sent the story to Glimmer Train's Family Matters contest...I doubt I'll win, but I just like contests. I'm going to look over the story one more time and send it somewhere else. Then I'm going to tackle the essay I started last month and send it off. I just have to start trying to build up some kind of resume if I ever want to do anything with my writing. It's the one thing in my life that I've always felt like I could do, and do well, if I really worked at it. My dreams of being a singer or actress faded away with time and the realization that I'm not stellar at either of them. Plus, writing feeds me in a way that nothing else does.
So hopefully, in a few months, you'll be reading a post about how I finally got published and am finally going somewhere.