Honorable mention. Again. About all there is to say about that. I keep joking with people that I’m going to make it as a writer “the hard way”, ie never winning a contest, never getting into one of the big workshops. Who knows, I might actually end up having to do that. Hell, I’ve got contingency plans for if I’ve written 20-30 novels and they never sell to NY. It could very well end up I do this whole damn thing the hardest way possible. Sigh.
Meanwhile, I’m not even close to that point yet. This week I’m giving in to my brain’s desire to write five novels at the same time. Well, the five that it will let me outline. Sindra’s Storm is being back-burnered until it grows a cohesive form. Take that, novel. I’m hoping that as I get going on the various projects that one will take over. But worse comes to worse, I’ll have five novels done in the next few months. It’s not as much work as it sounds like. I imagine three out of the five will be short novels, one possibly very short since I’m going to try writing it as a middle grade. So even being written much at the same time, the finishing dates should stagger out nicely.
I also am going to try to work in more short story writing time. I’m feeling incredibly poor, and as my father always said, poor is motivating. The more work out to markets, the more likely I am to get a sale. Never thought I’d empathize with Dickens. Life is full of surprises.
Also, my blog seems to be doing weird things. Catagories and links are apparently missing, but yet they show up in my admin pages. Sigh. Not going to worry about it right now. Hopefully Word Press will get around to fixing whatever is broken.