Monday, April 30, 2012
I finished readying "The Six" by K. B. Hoyle and spent some time writing the review for that and then prepping blog posts for other reviews and author interviews. I am quite embarrassed to see that I messed up on the release date for one of them! Hopefully a google calendar for sffwrtcht will help me keep track, now that I'm up to a post a week over there.
I've still got to finish that review and also the PV contracts - but, another night. It is already way past my bed time!
Note: it only took me two days to read "The Six" because I found it quite enjoyable.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
I accidentally fell asleep while I was putting the baby to sleep. He was extra fussy and I had to lay there an hour before he'd let me get up! So, this writing session was accomplished through a grumpiness and grogginess. It didn't feel like writing, but at least I stuck to my guns regarding what I was going to write tonight. PV contracts! They're closer to be done.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
30 minutes is amazing considering that Saturdays are when I podcast with Pendragon Variety, which ends after my usual bedtime. AMAZING. Because I like to sleep.
Oh, uh, and those Pendragon Variety contracts? When I said that I was going to do those tonight, that was because I forgot that today is Saturday. My brain was too fried after podcasting. I'm not putting them off! I just can't remember what day it is. That's better, right? ;)
Friday, April 27, 2012
I also know which magazines I want to submit "To Save Samantha" and "People of the Sea" to. One of the magazines I would be submitting to takes about a year to respond, but for some places, it is worth it.
OH NO! I forgot that I was going to do the PV contracts tonight. So... uh... tomorrow, then!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
You wouldn't believe how many titles this poor story has had, nor how hard each title has tried to sound dirty (The Hunter's Stones, any one?). I think it is ready to submit, and I know where I want to submit it, but I find it advisable to let it sit at least one more day so I don't get submission regret. Otherwise known as that moment that you pop out of a deep sleep realizing that you should have changed this or that before sending it off. Or the moment that a beta reader you gave up on gets back to you with a typo that you missed.
We'll see tomorrow!
And if you are wondering why I've been editing so many stories at once, the short answer is because there are so many to edit. Switching between them allows me to "drawer" my stories without actually losing any editing time. This story is one that I suddenly recalled as being ready or near-ready to submit, and my current game plan is to first work on the stories that are nearest to ready so that I can have a few running around in submission piles while I'm editing or writing the next batch. Something about not being published if you don't submit any where.
Speaking of publishing, tomorrow I plan to work on writing the contracts for Pendragon Variety's upcoming e-book release, now that the accepted stories have been chosen by our PV team. I will be counting this towards my writing time because I feel like learning about and participating in the publishing process as a whole is beneficial for any writer. Also because I will literally be writing, it just won't be fiction.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I think it's time to send People of the Sea off to beta comments. And maybe I'll finally have the courage to take a look at To Save Samantha tomorrow. Not sure if it's been in the drawer long enough!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Funny. I felt like I was interrupted quite often (kids!) but looking at the stop watch I set versus the actual time that has passed since I started writing tonight, I can't have spent more than 15 minutes fussing over the kids. And there goes the baby again.
Looking forward to tomorrow's writing session, though I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do! I'm not sure that I have the heart to look over To Save Samantha, yet.
Monday, April 23, 2012
That 40 minutes includes a bit of research time as I suddenly realized that I knew nothing about how to make a canoe. I finished up the scene that I started last night. I didn't get to the fun part yet, but, hey, more motivation for tomorrow, right? At this rate I might be done with People of the Sea by the end of the week, pending Beta Reader feedback. Now, that's a goal I can aspire to. Woohoo!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I had an idea for People of the Sea earlier today, and it's working so far. It takes the characters to crazy extremes of yelling at each other and feeling embarrassed. Haha. That's a start.
And have you read "Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis? You can read my review about how awesome it is here. She is coming to NC next month, and she'll also be at Dragon*Con. See her appearance schedule here.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Saturdays are when I podcast with the lovely ladies at Pendragon Variety. Check it out!
Friday, April 20, 2012
20 minutes in Rent-a-Mech today. I don't have much to show for it but the important thing is that I stuck to the habit. I've noticed that the last few days I have been waiting to start until after the baby wakes up the first time. No! Bad writer mommy! Some nights, that could be a whole 15 extra minutes! I hate being interrupted, but that's life.
Going to bed early so I can sleep and fight this sore throat. By the by, garlic infusions do not taste good.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
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New York Times bestselling author Alethea Kontis is a princess, a goddess, a force of nature, and a mess. She has authored several published books in multiple genres as well as short fiction, essays, and poetry appearing in over ten anthologies and numerous speculative fiction magazines.. Her debut YA fairy tale novel, Enchanted, will be published by HMH (Harcourt Books) this spring.