Month: July 2008

Rough Month Ahead

For July, I hit a large quantity of my goals. The writing was a little slow, so hopefully I’ll be able to pick up the pace. August, however, is gonna hurt. Note the critique load: 7 (seven!) critiques for UGWP…and they are of a… Continue Reading “Rough Month Ahead”

Got a submission ready

Okay, so it’s not the full story, but even partially done, the beginning is running at 6 pages. This is gonna be a long one, so I don’t feel bad anymore about splitting it into–probably 3–different submissions for the Sunday group. Of course, in… Continue Reading “Got a submission ready”

At least I don’t have to have a page count

Here’s the decision with the short story: I will submit it in two parts. As soon as I came to that conclusion, the words came just a little easier but I do need just a little more freakin time. I was busy with the… Continue Reading “At least I don’t have to have a page count”

Use it or lose it

It’s been a while since I’ve flexed my short story muscles. They seem very out of shape. Flabby even. I seem to keep wanting to add arcs and characters and whatnot. Admittedly, I’m planning a rather longer short story but I still feel that… Continue Reading “Use it or lose it”

Argh, Ergh, and other various things I can’t say out loud

What. Did the whole of the magazine world get together and say “It’s rejection season! Form letters to all writers!” At least that’s what it feels like. Just got two smackers in the mail and am having a hard time not feeling the world… Continue Reading “Argh, Ergh, and other various things I can’t say out loud”

Now I know some bar things

Last night was interesting. Met Ali at the bar and rushed through the back of the service area. Apparently I had everything turned around. There are a lot more coolers than I’d figured on. To say the least. The back of a bar looks… Continue Reading “Now I know some bar things”

Bar Research

I suppose if you’re going to write a novel it should be about something you’re interested in. After all, at some point, you will have to research various aspects of your piece–so that you don’t sound like a total schlub to the people who… Continue Reading “Bar Research”

Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names

I only have one submission left to read! Yippee! It’s all part of my devious plan. If I finish the submissions, then that leaves more time for my own writing through the rest of the month. Here’s the strike though: too much space between… Continue Reading “Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names”

Ahh, poetry

Just received my first rejection for poetry, which was interesting. With my short stories I’ve gotten plenty of rejections and they followed the usual pattern: form, form with personal note, acceptances. Now, with this new genre, I am back to form. No thank you.… Continue Reading “Ahh, poetry”

July Time

June went fairly well. There was only one or two really panicky moments…one of them being the day of the CWC meeting–while I had all 50+ pages done, I unfortunately did not have them typed up and was, of course, making a desperate attempt… Continue Reading “July Time”

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