Home and House Cleaning
Added a link to my story at AlienSkin Magazine. As I get things published (hopefully!), I’ll toss up links there in the side-bar if the story is available online.
I have a ton of new information and ideas swimming around in my head from the workshops. And three new stories to get out on market. I’ll probably talk more about the workshops when I’ve managed to settle back into routine and had some time to think about things.
Meanwhile, this week is going to be for some basic tasks I should have done but hadn’t yet. So, here, have a boring list of things I’ll be doing this week:
-get all four stories (three from workshop, one that came back this morning with a nice rejection) into the mail. This will bump my race score to 23 (20 from short stories alone, wee).
-write 10,000 words of new fiction. I’m ditching the novel I’ve been piecing together and going to write a different one this month. The other one needs more time to solidify in my head.
-put up static websites for my three pen names. All three domains are free, just need to purchase them and code a very basic site for them. I’ll probably link to this blog for now at least on one of them.
-expand and update my submissions spreadsheet and make a new one for novels.
-mail two more packages to editors for my novel.
-join twitter (groan).
Boring stuff (except the writing part), but necessary.
I think I am also going to return to doing short story Mondays, and add short story Thursdays to the mix. The workshops proved I can get off my ass and write a decent short story in a small amount of time, so I should do that. Next week the word count goals will improve, I’m giving myself a break this week to get other stuff done and recharge. Being away from home is tough for me and I get pretty drained having to interact with strangers. But to get a novel done by Norwescon, I need to write about 20k a week after this.