I'm getting critiqued at Anticipation!

This week has been writing Nirvana with my son in camp but yesterday all that feel-good creativity ran up against crunch time. In the morning, I racked up a decent word count over 1 000 words but I had to dedicate the rest of the day and most of the night to editing.

The absolute deadline on the Anticipation (WorldCon 2009) website for writing workshop submissions is July 26, but to be fair, it also says "the deadline is now." Uh, oh.

I emailed the organizer, Oz Drummond (Here's her LJ) with a technical question. She warned me spaces were filling up fast and asked how soon I could submit. I promised her something by midnight but, as with most editing tasks, I underestimated the time it would take. I was up past 1:30 polishing my draft into something workshop-ready. The good news is, Oz replied that I got a "slot," one of the last ones available.

I'm so excited not to have missed this opportunity. Getting feedback from a pro author or editor would make WorldCon for me. I can't believe I got sidetracked by writing to the point where I almost missed my chance.

Today is the last I can dedicate to full-time writing. Let's see if I can still make my average daily word count of 2500 words. My goal is to have a first draft done before Labour Day. Wish me luck.

Happy reading.

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