Sunday, 6 January 2008

Life's rich tapestry

Well, what are we now? Six days into the new year? So far so good. I have written every day and have already submitted 3 pieces of work. Two were short stories and one was a letter which probably doesn't count as a piece of work but it was a submission. I also wrote a short story which would have fit the Mother's Day market but as that falls on March 3rd this year I've probably missed the boat on that one. So I adapted it slightly to fit a more general market and I'll give it another edit and submit it either this week or next.
I think I'm going to revisit NMBK this week. I'll maybe edit a bit of what I've already written and read through it. I need to get a feel for it again and then make some progress.
I had a quick count up earlier and found that I have 15 pieces of work out there at the moment though I can discount a couple of those I think. They have been with their relative editors for so long I'm guessing they are "no's." I know editors are busy people but a quick email saying "thanks but no thanks," wouldn't have taken too long to send and would have been appreciated. I guess though that as they were both sent to small press magazines they may have gone out of business now so I'll not worry about it. It's all part of life's rich tapestry.
My alto ego Roxie has started to wake up last week with a couple of ides so maybe she'll do some writing this week.
So all in all I'm pleased with my efforts in week 1 of 2008. Like I said before I've written every day and I've already submitted my monthly quota. Hoever I won't sit back on my laurels and I'll be writing and submitting more this week.
Exactly what will be revealed next week.


SallyQ said...

Well done for writing every day. I've been quite aimless since Jan 1st, mainly because hubby has been around more (his hobby club has been closed most of xmas) so I'm impressed at how quickly you got over the Christmas 'rush' stuff.

Gonna be a writer said...

Once life settles back down now that the New Year is out of the way I'm sure you'll get back into the swing of things.

Moondreamer said...

I agree with Sally (who recommended your blog to me) ... well done you!

And thank you for sharing, it's so lovely to read the thoughts and experiences of published writers, you are an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I've decided to make myself a writing timetable this year. Something to think about doing yourself, perhaps? Bit like being back at school!

Gonna be a writer said...

Hi Moondreamer, good to meet you.Thanks for visiting - come often. Okay Captain I'm intrigued by that timetable idea, how would that work?