The question is:
Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing? For example, by trying a new genre you didn't think you'd be comfortable in??
Yes. Very recently. As mentioned in my last blog post, I am being published in the Third Word Anthology, which is still available to buy here.
The piece that will be published is an 80 word piece of flash fiction. I wrote it as part of their free to enter competition. I didn't win the competition and thought nothing of it. I had never written flash fiction before that point.
However, on returning home from holiday, I went through all the e-mails that had accumulated. You know how it is.
I very nearly deleted the email from Third Word, but opened it. The subject was 'Congratulations'. That e-mail told me that the piece I had submitted had been chosen to be included in their next Anthology, and to send my bank details across for payment!
I re-read that e-mail about ten times. What? I am being published? And PAID for it?? Seriously, no!
I showed my fiancé, who said yes, most definitely I am being published AND paid for it!!
Cue a very ecstatic me.
Now, whenever I doubt the path I am taking as a writer, I have that acceptance e-mail to remind me that I am a writer, one that has something to say. And who knows? I might just have another go at writing Flash Fiction.
How about you? Have you surprised yourself?