I'm the kind of person who likes to have a lot of projects going on at once. I might focus on only one or two in a week, pounding at once until I finish a draft, for instance, but in the bigger picture I have a ten-point bullet list of to-do tasks spanning multiple projects - plus the projects that don't make it to the list for fear of setting up impossible expectations. Anyway, if you have multiple projects, it can be easy to lose track. It's easy to tell yourself that you'll resend or re-edit that story that you just got a rejection for, but then forget when someone else asks you about a project with an actual deadline.
So, I combed through my writing in all of its glories and not-so-glorious stages of draft, editing, and submitting. I've edited, submitted, and researched further submission possibilities. Researching short fiction markets has led to new drafts and ideas for drafts. I feel like I'm getting my balance back as far as fiction v. nonfiction. Whew!
I've also noticed that I need more beta readers. I've been expanding my writing into other age groups, researching middle grade fiction and below. If you're interested in beta reading SFF for young children then definitely give me a ring. Well, a tweet. An email. What-have-you.
And the best of luck with your own project status check!
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