Write 1/Sub 1 check in: wave goodbye to January (if not winter)

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeSo … I ended up with a novelette that wants to be a novella when it grows up. Once I told myself “screw the word count” I started writing faster and finished the story on Tuesday this week. I’m not sure what to do with it, other than let it “compost” for a bit and then take a second look. It’s really too long for most markets (especially since it’s YA) and too  short for a novel. 

That left me plenty of time for shaping up some new stories to send out. So, this week alone, I sent out four stories, three of them fresh submissions and one a re-submission.

I’m also still working on learning InDesign, which I continue to love. It’s so pretty. Sometimes I open the program just to stare at the interface. You have to understand, I normally work with XML authoring tools, where the interface manages to be both ugly and difficult to use. InDesign leaves me just a little be breathless.

All in all, this hasn’t been a bad start to 2014.

Writing Work:

  • Lawn Mower Serenade ~ 9,000 words

Submissions:

  • Like Bread Loves Salt
  • Abandonment Issues
  • Where Were You When the War Started
  • The Madness in King’s End

Rejections:

  • The Madness in King’s End

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

2 Comments

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2 responses to “Write 1/Sub 1 check in: wave goodbye to January (if not winter)

  1. anno

    Finishing a novelette and submitting four stories in one week? Sounds like you’ve found yourself a creative vortex!

    And.. isn’t InDesign wonderful? Makes me feel like my creative IQ spikes every time I open the program…

  2. Still loving InDesign. I watched a tutorial on how to use mirroring, and was heartily disappointed I had nothing to mirror of my own.

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