Monthly Archives: October 2017

Weekly writing check-in: hello, new sale

A rejection this week, but we’re just going to ignore that because not only did I write +5,000 words, I sold a story!

I sold Steadfast to Flash Fiction Online. Details forthcoming. Steadfast is a modern (and non-magical) retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier with a gender flip and an unapologetic happy ending.

That’s about it. I’m almost to 10,000 words in the novel, which means it’s starting to feel more like a real thing and less like vaporware. I’m adjusting the structure as I go along. It’s a lot like going on a trip after you’ve done some extensive planning. Sure, you read the guides books, planned the route, maybe even checked Google’s street view. But there’s something about driving–and writing–that changes everything.

Writing work:

  • Series work (structure, brainstorming, research)
  • Graphic Design/Photoshop tutorials
  • Writing, ~5,200 words

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • Three by Three

Acceptances:

  • Steadfast

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: hello, new project

At long last I started the new series. Despite the planning and structuring and researching, when I open up a fresh, blank, document, it still feels a lot like that.

Even so, I managed to write +3,500 words. It’s a start.

I will also continue to research and adjust as I go along, because that’s just the way it works.

A couple of rejections, but I did turn one around and send it back out. Add in some tutorials and a class on witches, and that rounded out the week.

  • Series work (structure, brainstorming, research)
  • Graphic Design/Photoshop tutorials
  • Writing, ~3,500 words

Submissions:

  • Three by Three

Rejections:

  • Three by Three
  • Cheating Death

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Weekly writing check-in: Welcome, October!

I love October. October makes me think of Halloween, which makes me think of ghosts, which makes me think of Coffee and Ghosts.

It also makes me think of witches, and that’s up next–both in writing and an entire class on witches that begins in a few days. I’m very excited.

No actual draft writing this week, but most definitely this coming week. I really have nowhere else to go. Structuring and outlining and world building? I have more to do, but I’m at the point where I need some words on the page. So. Time to stop messing around.

I also completed another Photoshop tutorial as well.

That’s it for this week. Tune in next Sunday to see if I actually manage some words.

Writing Work:

  • Series work (structure, brainstorming, drafting)
  • Graphic Design/Photoshop tutorials

Submissions:

  • None

Rejections:

  • With Hair of Teeth and Claw

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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