Just a brief update to make sure this blog doesn’t get TOO dusty. I have been super busy with a volunteer job I’ve taken on, as well as my work and family. I can see, looking over the goals I set in January, that I’m meeting some and not even getting close to others.
Rather than a boring recap of which is what, suffice it to say I’m looking at another busy month, and then things will calm down.
I’ve recently picked up an MG novel I set aside last year, and I still like the 10K of words I’ve got so far. Made a date with a writing buddy to meet for coffee in May & trade novels for beta reading!
I renewed my SFWA membership this month and am very excited about the upcoming Nebulas (not that I’m attending, but excited for friends and colleagues).
Here’s to a great February!
I have had the most crazy, disorganized and upended fall that I could have imagined. It does not surprise me that my last post was in August.
But productive? Yes. I have managed to continue to write a flash every week and work every single day on my writing. Now that I have over 100 flash pieces (although many are unfinished or not really good enough to polish up) I have lots of potential stories. Even the unfinished and blah stories each have the germ of something. So my upcoming goals include making a concerted effort to get those stories in salable shape. It can be done!
I’ve sorted all of them on a spreadsheet, where I’ve jotted notes about Theme, Character Change, Target word count etcetera- and whether the story needs a lot of work or just a polish. Hopefully that will help me pinpoint the best story to work on for the day. I’ve submitted a couple of pieces since doing this, and feel very positive.