Saturday, January 13, 2018

So many broken links

I love the ease of the internet. People want to read my work. Google me. Done.

The flip and unfortunate side is that publications disappear, taking my work along with them. 😞

Another day, another story

Sent off.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Should I start a go-fund-me?

Penneys has a chair I want for my writing room. The price has fluctuated ever since I fell in love with it, the lowest price was around the past holidays but still too much 'cause I quit teaching so I could concentrate on my writing. It's not-quite-the starving artist life -but-pretty-darn-closeπŸ˜³πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ at the moment.

Ads of the chair show up on facebook, on pages I visit--taunting me, taunting me, taunting me😝

And let's not talk about the other collection pieces that match my desk and bookcase. . .

Yay, yay, yay, and yay!

Finally, a breakthrough in a scene of the novel that is coming along so slowly.

Steps forward on research as well. Have to go to Missouri (sorry NAACP) because that's where some archival material I need is.

Road trip!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Distracted by my own self

Got a photo acceptance so I was submitting the rejected out again. At the computer, I didn't want to write--just wanted to play around on Photoshop and other editing software.
Created some new images.  Submitted 23 in the last two days.  No writing but I was being creative.

I did do something for my writing though. Applying for a grant and got my budget done.  Now, I need to write a writing sample!πŸ˜‚

Sunday, January 7, 2018


If you want to reach a goal, the number one thing needed is discipline.  Without it, one wanders off course.

I got a work written last night but I didn't send it off because I was scrambling trying to find a publication that took micros.

Not even the story I was supposed to work on yesterday but I spent the day binge-watching "Chopped."  So easy to lose time due to distraction.

Lesson learned. No Hulu for me today.  I see where I'm trying to go.  Back on track to get there.

Friday, January 5, 2018

50 words

A short piece. Totally new, not one off the pile. Am really, really proud of this.  Love the voice and the subject.

Sent out. Hope it gets accepted.
The story I sent off yesterday got accepted. Yay!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

If you want to be a writer, you should journal.

Really, you should.

Fourth day=fourth submission

I didn't work on the story I'd hoped to revise, so I cleaned up a flash and sent it out. 

I was up at 2:30 and could not fall back to sleep.  Mid-morning, I decided to lay down "for a minute" and then woke up and it was almost four!  Had errands to do.  Day gone.  But I can't let that keep me from my work.

I need to finish that stack of stories to help clear energy. And I will. No matter what.