Today I have had a piece of flash fiction published by SpillWords Press. After several short story rejections in a row over the last few weeks, this news has given me a much beeded boost. Seeing it as the Featured Post of the day has felt like a sign of recognition.
I had been feeling demoralised and decided to concentrate on writing my novel instead, and I have made good progress. One day the novel refused to be written, and so I wrote this short piece of fiction instead. With its publication today I feel like perhaps I have something worth writing that others would like to read, and after several rejections I feel optimistic about writing again.