I did it! At about ten thirty last night, I finally finished my mini-saga competition entry and emailed it off. Yay! Well done me!
I know I said I’d finished it on Sunday and only had to read it through and make minor alterations. And I intended to do just that. But I just couldn’t help myself from meddling with it: swapping sentences around to see if they would flow better; substituting one qualifying word for a more apposite one, taking out a character and re-routing the story line. The trouble is, when you’re working within a 100 word limit, messing with a single sentence can unbalance the whole thing and never having read – let alone written – a mini-saga, I’m still not sure if what I’ve presented is one.
But that’s not important. Neither is winning (truly), or even taking part. I’m just congratulating myself on completing a self-imposed challenge within the deadline, and for having the guts to post it. It might not seem like much but I’m proud of myself – and that’s a big step for me.
I’ll let you know how I get on.