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100 Words, 100 Days: Day 42. On Frenzy.

The writer Dorothy Parker is famous for saying, “I hate writing, I love having written.” Last night I knew exactly how she felt. After scrubbing pretty much everything I wrote for Mandy Ward’s Welcome to Wherever website, I started a new story from scratch.

Working to a deadline is not my strong suit but at a frenzied pace, I wrote a 2,200 word short story in less than two hours. It was hard work, but damn if I didn’t feel an extraordinary sense of achievement once it was done. It may not be my best work (what is?) but it feels good.