Why, you may ask, do I bring this up tonight? Because I found a new (to me) e-zine - Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine. They have a very narrow timeline for submissions:
Issue Three: "Cinderella" theme, submission window opens at 12 a.m., EST, June 27, and closes at 11:59 p.m., June 30.Predictably, I've decided I simply MUST write a story for this issue. 1,500 words, one week - obviously I can do that! I've also figured out that I stand zero chance of having anything accepted for publication if I don't write and submit something - genius, right? It's ok, you don't have to tell me, I already know. ;)
I started the story earlier today - actually went outside, sat on the patio, and used pen and paper to jot out some notes. When I returned to my computer, I started writing. About 45 minutes later, I'd written myself into a corner. I've let it stew since then, but I think I've now thought my way out of that predicament and am ready to get back to the typing part. That may have to wait until tomorrow, since I'm here typing this instead of there, writing that.