I've been in a writing depression lately, unable to muster much enthusiasm for my current story and practically empty of ideas for anything else. I didn't think I'd be able to come up with anything for the Mormon Lit Blitz contest sponsored by Mormon Artist, especially not a submission with fewer than 1000 words. But to-day I got thinking about things, and realized that I had an idea. I sat down and wrote it out -- it was easy, because it was a true story, or rather, two true stories that I was able to combine with one theme -- and suddenly, there it was. My submission. I sent it off before I could lose my nerve. I don't think I'll be one of the finalists. There will be six to twelve finalists, but I already know that they've received at least 28 submissions, and there are still more than two weeks to the deadline. But I tried, and that's what counts. There's still life in the old girl yet.
I've written fanfic under the names of Jane Jinn and Zelofheda, and some original fic under my real name.