By the Skin of My Teeth!

I mentioned last week about having a deadline. Well I made it and only just. I am not going to go into detail about the competition as it was an anonymous submission and I don’t want to risk making it known. That might be paranoia on my part but, nevertheless, better safe than sorry. And I was safe but I was almost sorry.

https://www.pexels.com/photo/human-lips-65665/

My competition entry came right down to the wire. I was literally still editing even as the deadline approached. I went to email it. Time was ticking down. And…

Photo by Tim Mossholder from Pexels

My computer, Majel, decided at that moment not to connect to the internet – despite the fact that other devices were connected. The time ticked by and all hope was lost. I had missed the deadline.

Then suddenly there was hope again. The deadline was in a different time zone! I had an extra hour! A reboot later and I was able to submit the work.

That’s good.

I was unable to finish the last run through and spell check – so it was certainly submitted with a few mistakes left in.

That’s bad.

However, spelling mistakes notwithstanding, it is a piece of work I am proud of.

That’s good.

Even if I had missed the deadline I would still have a piece of work to send somewhere so from that point of view it was always going to be a success.

So what have I learned from this? Don’t leave things to the last minute? Well I would hope so but I’m not sure how capable of change I am!

Now for the waiting game. It will be four months until the shortlist and winners are announced.

The waiting game sucks lets see what is on TV.

I hope you are all well wherever you may be in the world. I will see you next time for another post. Have a great night or day depending on when you read this.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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