Daily Archives: September 22, 2013

Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 38 the one with more milestones

Week 38! Well, September is shaping up rather nicely. Two milestone acceptances this week. Two! I know, it’s crazy times around here.

First, I sold audio/reprint rights for The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty to Cast of Wonders. I can’t wait to hear what they do with the story.

Then, the next day, I find out that my poem (yes, poem) Land of the Free (Haircuts) will be part of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 2. The anthology is a partnership between the Missouri Humanities Council, Warriors Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Like I said, crazy times.

My write 1 for the week was the Flash Fiction Challenge. What did I end up with? Take a look:

Comedy / a rain forest / water balloon

My first draft ended up at 999 words. I played around with it a bit, then put it away to compost overnight. I’ll take a last look later today, proof it, and send it off. I don’t know how funny it is. I think, at most, it’s lightly humorous (and that’s a stretch). But! It’s done! I did it! And it was fun to write. And really, you can’t ask for more than that.

Since that was my write 1 for the week, I spent time getting stories from my notebook into electronic form. I now have three more to shape up and send off in the near future. Plus, I started a longer short story.

All in all, not a bad week.

Writing:

  • Five to Freedom ~ 999 words

Submissions:

  • Just a Matter of Time
  • Filling the Space

Rejections:

  • The Patron Saint of Lost Things ~ the editors mentioned that this did make their short list, so that was nice.

Acceptances:

  • The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty
  •  Land of the Free (Haircuts)

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