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I signed on to write a Christmas short story for an anthology with my bloggy friends. I took advantage of the opportunity, but I didn't think before I said, "Yes, I will do it." I wrote one page and had it critiqued. I failed miserably at showing, not telling. I thought about the anthology for the past few months. I realized fiction is not my thing. I emailed my friends to let them know I'm bowing out and they understood.
If I would've committed to the anthology, the book wouldn't be excellent. I didn't want to embarrass myself, so that's why I left. I might've betrayed my friends, but I hope they forgive me.
I learned to not jump on a opportunity too quickly and if you can't do it, don't wait until the last minute to tell the truth. I will continue to write nonfiction and movie reviews.