So much going on it's hard to keep up with the little things like bragging about failures and planning wasting more money and effort on future contests. But it keeps me grounded in reality and the pleasant hope that one day I'll look back at this and say, "Hey. I WORKED for this success!"
The only works I've gotten published in the last few months are Twitter fiction. Everything else has been polite but firm rejections. Twitter Fic is fun, but not much in the way of recognition.
Currently working on two stories to try to get me into one of the two Clarion workshops. It will be a huge commitment of time and money IF I would happen to get in, but if I get accepted I will go. I'll find a way to raise the money. It's too good an opportunity. If I don't get accepted, then so what. I have to apply, though, because no one is going to come knocking on my door and asking if I'm the next George R.R. Martin. (If they do, I'd be suspicious!)