Just a brief update.
A couple years ago as I was completing my MA, I was challenged by a fellow student (you know who you are) to just start submitting and keep submitting. That has never left my head though I slacked quite a bit on the task last year. I am glad to say that I am back on track and taking that advice. The first of many short stories for 2021 has now been submitted. Thank you for the encouragement and challenge.
The point to the story is that it is never too late to get back on track. It is inevitable that we will find ourselves sitting on the curb from time to time. The truth is it is just difficult to stay on point 24/7. Life can get in the way and it can be difficult to maintain a roaring flame of creativity. Just because we wake up one day to find that we have been on the curb for a day, a week, a month, a year does not mean we have to sit out the race. It is never too late to get back up and get back after it.
The chaos can be thick, but it does not have to be overwhelming.