Sunday, 30 September 2007
- work on and try to finish the erotic story one of my alto ego's is writing.
- work on NMBK
- work on Topsy ( my new pet name for my non fiction project)
- write on this blog at least 4 times.
- not beat myself up if I don't manage these things as this week is going to be tough on a personal level
Friday, 28 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Sunday, 23 September 2007
So I just want to announce that I have just submitted a piece of work. That's the first time in a month.
How cool would it be to have someone say that a book you (I) had written was their most favourite book?
- Continue with my non fiction project.
- Work on NMBK - even if it's only 100 words. I've ignored that baby too long.
- Polish the stuff that's still a bit dull.
- Submit at least one piece of work.
The bullet points are back. That's a good sign. I did them without really thinking so it must mean that my heads in better shape - for today at least (or is it just this hour?) If it's just going to be for the hour I'd best get on and write something before it goes again.
Thursday, 20 September 2007
So that was a little disappointing but then today I heard from a magazine in Australia that a story I sent them some time ago has been shortlisted. The last acceptance I had from them came about 7 months after submission so I wasn't surprised that it had taken them so long to get back to me. In fact it was encouraging because the two stories of mine that they have rejected in the past have been returned quite quickly. That was some good news just when I needed it.
Maybe I should consider trying to get my book published in Australia.
Monday, 17 September 2007
That particular project started off as what I thought would be an article but it is growing - a bit like Topsy. (I don't know who Topsy was but my mum used to say it a lot)
Sunday, 16 September 2007
Thursday, 13 September 2007
I'm trying to get my mind back on writing more. There's nothing that I can do about the other stuff that's going on but I/we have a plan when the bad stuff finishes and I need to be writing.
Plus when I'm writing the bad stuff disappears temporarily so if I could only get my head to stay in the writing. I need to focus on the plan.
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
I'm not sure how the central fiction dept works. I know that it means that your work gets considered for a whole range of magazines rather than just one but it does feel a bit impersonal.
I started a short story - a regular 1000 word plus short story. That's the first one in weeks. I guess it's progress.
The contract came yesterday for the story that's going to be published by Xcite books. I signed it this morning and sent it back. Thats what it's all about.
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Saturday, 8 September 2007
Being honest about myself I'm not too disappointed about the other. Okay, I am disappointed - maybe I should say that I'm not surprised. It was a story that I submitted when I came across a market and thought "that story'll do for that," I have to stop doing that because it doesn't work. So even though it wa not the answer that I wanted it has taught me a valuable lesson.
Thursday, 6 September 2007
With God on our side though we are looking forward to a fantastic Christmas.
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Sunday, 2 September 2007
I actually did a bit of NMBK for the first time on weeks today and that felt good. So I will try to do more of that.
Also I will try to polish the piece of flash fiction that I wrote last week and I will try to submit a story to an overseas market that I have in mind.
Note that I said try. That's because D Day is this Wednesday.