Friday 15 January 2010


Submitted Opheliac to its intended market and filed it away. It's the least confident I've been about a story in some time which of course means it is probably a work of brilliance - isn't that how it goes? The ones we love grow stale and unwanted until they end their days hiding in a dusty corner, while those we're not sure of find love at the first kiss.

Whatever, I've moved on to story number two for 2010. So far we have a premise (which I'm kind of excited about), a beautiful title, 91 words and a tartan blanket. I need to practice kneeling and doing the whole 'not worthy' thing because it's intended market is shiny and on the top shelf. Perhaps I should cease with the bowing and find a ladder to climb.


Jamie Eyberg said...

climbing ladders is easy, just make sure you have a good base to set it on and don't look down as you go up.

Cate Gardner said...

I'll make sure there are now wobbly commas ;)

Fox Lee said...

It would be nice if they made an escalator for stories. I'm lazy that way ; )

Jeremy D Brooks said...

I like to pad the bottom of my ladder with Jameson's, just in case I fall.

Cate Gardner said...

Natalie, actually I find it hard stepping onto escalators so I might take the lift instead.

Jeremy, my drug of choice will have to be chocolate.

Katey said...

I just did a shiny top-shelf submission myself, and I'm already feeling hopeless. But in a good way. Funny how that works, isn't it?

Too true about the beloved stories :/

Aaron Polson said...

Cate, you've proven your writing quite top-shelf worthy.

Cate Gardner said...

Katey, I think they make us feel as if we're achieving something.

Aaron, :D

Rich said...

Shiny top shelf magazines??

Is this one of those stories, Cate?


Cate Gardner said...

Ha, not yet. :D

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