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Sunday 28 June 2015

Is this cheating?

Today I hit the half-century mark for birthdays and so far it feels great. I've never been one to take much notice of age, nor act it. But I expect you want an update on that target I set? Hmm, in two months I've had one more story accepted for publication (not a great average), taking me to 46. I'm still blaming the novel for taking my attention away from short stories. One more week and I reckon it will be ready to submit in earnest. Then I'm looking forward to reading and writing more short stories (and I need to get on with my MA dissertation, but that's another story...).

Also I've been wondering about the goal I'd set ... I was aiming for 50 stories published by today. What I should have aimed for was 50 publishing credits. A number of stories have been published in several places ... so if I use that criteria then I've already exceeded 50 credits. That's not cheating is it?

(LitPig: "Yes, I really think it is!")