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Laura B

Great advice Barbara. I recently set a vision for myself: To submit once in 2011, ten times in 2012, and 100 x in 2013. I didn't make my goal in 2011 but I am working on sending one of my stories to a short story contest by March 2. Persistence is a muscle that strengthens with usage. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Thanks for the advice! It helps me think of publication as inevitable ... as long as I keep on keepin' on and remain focused and passionate about my work.

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