Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
Goal time. Mostly because I have nothing really great to talk about, I’ll talk about the stuff I mean to do, but generally don’t get to.
1. read all submissions
2. Originally I planned to bang out the CWC submission and then just worry about writing something new outside of that. But I’ve discovered that the ‘banging out’ which I thought to be ‘editing’ turned into ‘must rewrite’ and by ‘rewrite’ I mean ‘write all over again because most of what I have is absolute tosh’. So that means more writing than I anticipated because I have a hard time turning in stuff that I know sucks the big one. So, three pages a day.
3. One page a day on the new story. That way I can take my time with it.
4. Read some stuff on the side. I want to finish Willa Cather’s My Antonia because it turns out I really dig her writing. Plus I want to read one contemporary writer this month. Mix it up a little.
That’s all she wrote (or wants to write). What about you guys?