Early this afternoon, I will hand deliver my submission to another essay contest. The deadline is today at 4:30 p.m. and I’m lucky the publication’s office is only a few blocks from my home.
I’ve worked on this essay all week, deciding much later than usual that I wanted to submit something. The idea had come to me a couple weeks ago. The total word count couldn’t exceed 1000 words, so I needed to write something short and succinct. And fast. I finished this morning. I’m satisfied. It feels right in my body.
So often, my usual MO is to think of an idea, think it’d be nice to develop it and write something, and then do nothing. I’m trying to break this habit.
So, let the waiting begin…..