Day 221 of #ayearofwriting and I am keeping my promise to submit work rather than let it sit there. Two weeks in and I have submitted three stories, all different ones, to three different magazines. The question today is how do you deal with your submissions?
Day 222 of #ayearofwriting and a question for those who use laptops or computers etc. What do you have your wallpaper to inspire you? This is one of my heroes, Frida Kahlo, most of us don’t know but she was largely forgotten as a painter until she was rediscovered by the Feminist movement. She is a great role model for women and disabled alike. She kept on going no matter what life threw at her, and the art work is raw and beautiful. Funnily enough, I think writers look for iconography in their craft, talismans to keep them going and Frida is mine.
Day 223 of #ayearofwriting and I have a paradox in my story, an eight-four year old woman who needs a carer, a survivor of Hiroshima, but she is not a ghost, she has the body of a thirty-something. Is this why she is a lock in? What is her secret. Sometimes you can take Miss Havisham and twist it all on its head. I have no idea where this is going but I liked the image of an overtly sexual person that is untouchable.