This is a dream I've been working towards for nearly ten years. I've collected who knows how many rejection slips for short stories and novels alike. I thought that I'd never break into any market. More people are trying to get published than ever before. I'm still in the middle of a huge novel and often second-guessed myself for taking breaks to write shorter pieces.
But this piece really stuck out as a good idea, and I liked the characters. With plenty of encouragement from my loving wife, I put the novel on hold until the story had been polished and sent off.
Needless to say, I didn't expect them to get back to me before the contest was over, and I really didn't expect to be included! It was as if time stood still.
And the typewriter responsible for this?
A typewriter with a good memory is now a typewriter that helped my dream come true.
Power to the pen!