Thursday, January 31, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Next year, on the 17th of every month I will have a story in an anthology for that particular month. Same character, but 12 stories about said character. Lots of planning I've got to to-- yeah, on top of everything else. Did I mention I'm writing flash plays. One is out in submission and I'm finishing two more. Hope to get a one-act done to submit to a festival but maybe not. Still I'm loving all this "writing-me-time."
Some anthologies I'm trying to get into (will not have those four pieces in Daily Flash/Pill Hill Press is no more) and some themed magazines. Crazy writing but it feels good (most of the time). Thing is the more you write, the better you get and the better you get, the more honest the work is. Like I needed this story for an anthology of Southern gothic fiction and I didn't have an ending -- which is new to me 'cause I usually don't begin a story until I have the end) but I wrote anyway and the main character did something that I hadn't thought of but it was the most appropriate ending. Anyway the 30, the 31st and the 1st are all deadlines so it's back to the stories.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I'm not sure why people say not to take rejection personally. How can you not? If you know, please inform me. Literary Orphans has accepted a work that I thought would be hard to place 'cause of the subject matter. Yay! Also, 7 x 20, the twitter-zine, will publish several works over the coming month and Static Movement is publishing a very short work next month.