It’s Tuesday and it feels like Wednesday or later, this is the rare time where this is a good thing.
I cruised by 35K yesterday and my current goal is to hit 40K by tomorrow night (natch). I’ve got some good stuff on deck and I can easily fill 15K with it. I am good to go.
Writing group on Sunday was fun and productive. The weather was perfect to sit outside, so I made the most of it. I got to discuss writing and writing related matters with two of the most intelligent people I know. I got some great feedback as well.
They managed to put into words what I sensed was wrong with my short story “Kenneth” and I intend to do a serious rewrite in September taking those notes in consideration. That was a great learning experience. I will try to do better and I can’t wait to see the outcome!
We brainstormed my WIP and came up with some really great ideas and some things that I need to think about. More and more, I see that I’ve neglected my characters in planning this thing. It’ll be something to consider when I rewrite in a few months.
I also got a chance to discuss their works, which is something that I’m very interested in. I want to help as much as they help me. In helping them, I learn.
All in all, it was a success and charred meat was had in celebration! It made for a great day in a great weekend.
I’m mildly miffed, although I’m not sure I have a right to be and it really isn’t a big deal. It’s more of an “huh.” moment.
This is exciting! My heart is pounding!
I’ve just sent in my very first story submission to a publisher.
I’m not expecting much, as short stories are not my strong suit. I like my idea, and it follows the guidelines set forth in the anthology. Should I be accepted, I’m told to expect royalties, so it’s a paying gig.
If they reject it, it would be awesome if they had notes.
Either way…accepted or no, it’s really irrelevant. This is a SUCCESS! I have completed a project AND sent it to a publisher. In my post about goals here I mention that I intend to get five rejection letters this year. This might sound like a major downer to some, but let’s think about it for a minute. What does it mean if I have five rejection letters?
It means that I have completed five projects and sent them out to be sold.
The goal here is not just to write, but to submit, to get out there! Yes, it would be great if I sold something, and I DO have a good feeling about this short story, BUT the success part is that I’m doing it at all! I’m advancing my writing by leaps and bounds just be going this far.
Now…time to get back to work on two things I’ve neglected for this submission: My novel and The Expensive Universal Instrument serial.
Time for some FUN writing!