Posted in Craft of writing, Submitting for Publication, Writing

WOW! Women on Writing publishes my essay: Finger Gone Rogue, Writing Gone Mute

Some of you will recall me sharing with you last year that I almost lost a finger but saved it by getting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Good news came from that unfortunate experience.

Life often gives us our stories. We bring them to life for others by writing them.

Publication life is fraught with rejections; nevertheless, this story produced two publications for me. These two publications make the point of the story even more real and robust.

  1. I submitted this limited-word story for a membership-only audience. It was accepted by the Story Circle Network. (See their site for a membership application, online courses, and story contests.)
  2. Later I fleshed out the story in full detail for a different publication opportunity. WOW! Women on Writing accepted it for their Tales from the Trenches competition and published it today. (See their site for online classes, story contests, and more.)

Both organizations are committed to the writing of women and seeing that it gets published. Don’t overlook these two online resources for writing inspiration and an opportunity to develop your craft of writing !!!

Read my story online at WOW! Women on Writing, Finger Gone Rogue, Writing Gone Mute. 

Posted in Submission of writing, Submitting for Publication, Writing

Payoff when Submitting for Publication

For the last six months, my writing has been on hold.  On July 20, 2017, I almost lost my left middle digit to a fungal infection that a doctor deadened and lanced. Two days later, it was black—dead, not simply bruised. Doctors’ cautionary comments did not use the word, amputation, but they hinted at it for a month.

My writing life was on hold. Or so I thought.  Continue reading “Payoff when Submitting for Publication”