A First

I’ve learned over the years to celebrate every milestone reached when working towards your goals, no matter how small. Even if that milestone is the size of a grain of sand.

And so today I am celebrating my very first submission! I submitted a Flash Fiction piece I wrote for Brevity Magazine. While I am really happy with the piece I wrote, and would be elated if chosen for their next issue, I know based on following other more accomplished writers that the odds are not in my favor. Especially not on a first submission.

I’ve also learned from following other writers that I should submit that story to a hundred other magazines, but at the moment, I just want to relish the taste of not only completing a piece I am happy with, but having the courage to submit it. Submit it for reading, critiquing, and perhaps even denial from someone other than family.

I’m aiming to put it out of my mind for a while now, and not obsess over my submission status. Now that I have written about submitting and sharing my small but oh-so-grand success, I’ll just let fate take over the outcome. If I am denied, I can edit, learn from my mistakes, and get better. If my piece is published, I can float on the feeling of validation and brag to anyone who will listen.

Until then – write on!


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We read to learn, to feel, to laugh, to understand others. We write to teach, express, communicate, to inspire others. I created Invisible Ink as an outlet of sorts, an area where I can organize the chaos; a place where hopefully I can be true to myself, and my readers. Writing is personal, it takes a brave and dedicated soul to formulate a piece and then share it with the world. That being said, I get just as much out of reading other's work as I do sharing mine ( I am always open to manuscript review swaps, just send me a message). Words read off a page evoke emotions. When taken out of context, or through an out of focus lens - anyone can mold the words, shifting their meaning to fit their agenda or distorted outlook. Staying true to form and myself, I won't censor my content, but I will censor my audience. Whatever lens you happen to be reading this through - I hope you enjoy!

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