20081203

Once Upon a Time

by caccy46

I used to check the website every day, excited to see my name up, my latest six sentences printed. Next favorite thing to do was click on the comments and drink my compliments like my first cup of morning coffee. Now I forget to check in each day because it's much less often my name appears. Not because I write less, but now there are so many contributors. Being a little fish in a big pond sucks. I used to be a decent size, but everyone around me must be on hormones.

6S

caccy46, whose full catalog is here, is a mother of two who's been married for 32 years.

10 comments:

Quin Browne said...

you, my friend, will never be a little fish.

peggy said...

Caccy46... what author doesn't pull up the site first thing on the scheduled day? You described me!

Love your sixes, and as Quin said, you're not a little fish. Keep submitting.

freddie said...

Honest. Bittersweet. A bit whiny.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Quin, Peggy, freddie for your comments. Freddie - you hit it - I was whining. I may even have stomped my feet once or twice. :-)
caccy46
Caroline Wells

Adam J. Whitlatch said...

I may not check in as often as I used to, but I always eagerly look for your Sixes, Caroline.

6S truly has grown into a monster... and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE monsters.

The Monster LIVES!!

Joe said...

Carrie has said it and hit it right on the head. As usual. If there's one thing she does, she gets right to the point and her well-written pieces always have a great wit about them. I always look forward to reading her sixes.

Kevin Michaels said...

Great piece that says what most of us who are long-time contributors feel (if one year is the longevity standard). I still check the site every day - hungry for sixes from friends and contemporaries whose work I respect and enjoy. I love how 6S has grown but sometimes miss that frequency and the familiarity of those friends.
KM

Oceana Setaysha said...

I know I came in a bit late to be considered part of the old group at 6S but I have to say, that I have never had more support from total strangers than what I have received here.
While my sentences rarely get accepted anymore (and I confess, wallowing in some sense of rejection, I rarely submit anyway) the chance to get my work published was fantastic.
In some ways, the growing community at 6S can be viewed as an opportunity to better my writing skills to get closer to the head of the pack.
Oh well, I'm still young, and only time will tell....

Robert McEvily said...

My hopes are these: that no one rests on their laurels; that no one takes publication here for granted simply because their work has been featured; that, as writers, we all show pride in our craft by not turning in first drafts. (I also hope for world peace, but that's both impossible & irrelevant.)

Ian said...

This applies to so many aspects of our creative lives. It ain't your size, it's how bright you shine, and your stuff scintillates. Keep 'em coming.