Friday has become, for me, the end of a week. I check in on my weight, see how my “work” week went and I rehash how the publishing part of the writing biz has been going. It is kind of nice to brush off the week as you head into the S days.
- Submitted: 5. 1 story and 4 sets of poems
- Accepted: 2!!! My very first ever short story has been accepted by an online journal and I also had a poem accepted by another online journal. Nice set of A’s.
- Rejected: 3. 1 story and 2 sets of poems. Was more disappointed by the story rejection cause I thought it might be a good fit but the poem submissions had been long shots.
Checked my weight this morning and the gain that I had last week is essentially gone so for the first month of the year I am down a total of 3.2 pounds. No diet. Just conscious eating and trying to move more. I was hoping for at least 5 pounds a month since I am such a slow loser but I’ll take what I can get!
This week was a lot of catch-up after being trapped in the office last week while the flooring was laid down. I proofed my full length collection and I made myself restart working on the 2nd full length collection. I’m having flashbacks to how hard it was to put together that first collection and just how long it took.
I continued to write more fiction this week and less poetry. I know that I am writing less poetry because I have so much unpublished pending material that is weighing me down. I know publishing isn’t everything but I tend to circle different themes and if I have too many different themes going at once then I lose sight of what I am trying to do and I start writing serious crap.
On the flip side, if I only have one topic I am working on then I tend to beat it like soy into tofu.
I also had a few non-fiction things I was working on like the interview I posted on Wednesday but I also have another interview I did of Tom Lombardo online at Eclectica. He then interviewed me. And other projects I’ll let you know about when they go live. Now if I could just get paid something? ha!
Hope that everyone is heading into a great weekend. The “snow event” here keeps moving and since I need to get groceries today, I hope it keeps moving so I don’t have to fight for some milk like it is a cabbage patch doll from the 80′s.
And two quick notes 1 – feel free to post how your week has been in comments or link and I try to volunteer to help writers once a week so if you think you have a small project you need help with drop me an email (sidebar address and under resume tab) or leave a note in comments and I’ll get in contact with you. Will do 1! project per week!