I’m working on a submission to the Story Circle Journal for December and I’ve got to say that I am having so much fun with this!

I started out playing with different ideas in my head for a few days before taking pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard in this case!).

I’ve written, rewritten, and rewritten some more. Do you have any idea how few words 350 is?! Thank goodness for the little word counter at the bottom of my screen. What a nifty tool that has been invented since the last time I had to count words for a submission anywhere!

No matter now it turns out, right now I’m having a wonderful time playing with the words and trying to express what I want to say within the 350 word maximum. Who knew that I would have to struggle against a tendency to be too wordy. I’ve always been the quiet one!


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Love playing with words. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Expressing ourselves with these letters on the page! Happy writing …

  2. I had a story published in Story Circle this past summer and completely understand how difficult it is to write something interesting in so few words! But it’s such fun.

  3. T’anks for coming by the Got YOG? blog 🙂

    Gawd, 350 words! We try to keep our yog/blog posts to around 350ish and I rarely if ever make it *laughing*

    Good luck with the submission!

  4. Yes Joanne – it’s the best kind of fun!

    Barbara, congratulations! I am a new member of the circle so I don’t have the summer issue, otherwise I’d be checking out your submission right now!

    Kathryn, you’re wonderful! The YOG blog will be one of my regular stops now that I’ve found it.

  5. You can do it, Linda. Isn’t it fun to have such a precise writing goal, even if it is one with so few words. 😉

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