My application to Clarion is complete! The forms are filled out, the fee is paid, the stories written, edited, and submitted!
It’s been one heck of a week. I’ve learned all sorts of things about my writing that I hadn’t known before. In nine days I was able to write a new story from scratch and edit both of them, while not quite to where I wanted, enough to show where my skills are currently at.
I finished up in the nick of time. There are technically three more hours until the deadline, local time. We’ve got thunderstorms in the area and the lights are flickering so it seemed prudent to send it off now instead of another read and edit before midnight.
Wish me luck! It may be a month or more before I hear any news but I will post it as it comes in.