Not much new to report since my last one other than I’m getting in my daily 500 word average just fine. For the past few days, all have been written for the same short story for my anthology. I’m half tempted to remove it from the anthology and expand it into novella length to submit on its own. I’m very pleased with it and see so many places I could take it forward and other places I could flesh it out more.
Within the next day or so, I will submit my March “contest” piece for consideration. I have 2 Feb contests still pending judges’ decisions. One had its deadline extended into March.
I’m counting down to 3/7/11, when I’ll have a short story published in an e-zine. Woot! Not a paying market…not yet…but one day, I hope. Perhaps if I subbed more often than once every fourth or fifth month and stopped self-pubbing on my blog… Oops. Oh well, if my blog readers are enjoying the fruits of my writing exercises, that’s not so bad. I don’t know if this is a small-scale mindset I have to get past or if I’m just lazy about picking a market, then writing for that market. I suspect my contest goal for round 1 will morph into a submission goal for round 2.
Links to the rest of the ROW80 participants is here. Please share some encouragement.
Link to my cumulative stats is here.
One of my little mental goals for this year is to learn how to write on spec – seeking out and writing for a market would probably help some.
Yay on the e-zine and I hope the other subs go well.
Congratulations on being published and here’s to your success with your other submissions. And I think maintaining 500 words per day is impressive!
Thank you, Ben!
Awesome work on getting published, even if you aren’t being paid for it. As for expanding the short story into a novella, if you feel that a short story won’t be enough to do the tale justice, go for it!
Thank you! I’m trying to keep level head about it and progress to more discriminating markets but it’s hard not to be a little giddy. I may still do something with that story…hmmm
I’m a bit of a lazy subber, too. Even with the wonderful Duotrope’s Digest, researching possible markets takes so much time.