I did it.
I joined the Writer's Circle of Durham Region.
There's no excuse now.
Yesterday I mailed my first submission for a short story competition,
sponsored by This Magazine, titled Before I Go.
As the rules of the competition specify that the submission must be previously unpublished, and posting on the internet is deemed as published, you'll have to wait until the winners are announced before you read it. Sorry.
I don't expect to win, but it's been very exciting to write and simply lick the envelope!
I've also begun writing my entry for the Wicked Competition, sponsored by WCDR.
I'm having the time of life!