I mentioned last week that I was writing and that’s why I wasn’t here. It looks like that trend will continue. Here’s sort of an update of what’s lined up.
Both of my submissions for Women Destroy Horror! and Women Destroy Fantasy! are off. I met my goal of getting them out the door before I head off tomorrow to go to TESOL in Portland, Oregon. I’d like to thank my many readers of first and second drafts.
Over spring break, I received some advice from Lawrence over at Paper Golem about a novella I sent there, and that revision will be my next project. I’m really ready to buckle down and get this sucker into good shape. I’d like to see it have a home somewhere.
I did start a troll revision initially for Women Destroy Horror!, but it wasn’t going where I wanted it to, and it didn’t seem adult enough for the magazine, so I shelved it. Since it’s already in progress, I will return to it before the novel. Also, there’s a Dieselpunk anthology that has a deadline of August 1st, and I think I’m gonna fold my superhero story into an Atompunk environment, which will be more fun for everyone.
So it looks like I’ve been sidetracked from the novel for a while. That’s okay. I’ll be right back to it ASAP, and it’ll be nice to have some shorts circulating again.
I still have one story at the Kaleidoscope Anthology that isn’t rejected, sitting at about 165 days (I sent early). In all fairness, I think it only counts after 12-31, which means 83 days. Hoping that’s a good sign.
And in today’s category of nicest rejection received in a while, an agent writes this about Abigail Rath:
I think this is wonderful. I do think you’ll find an agent. It just didn’t connect with me. I can’t wait to see it in print and buy it for my daughter.
Alas. Always the bridesmaid. 🙂
I think I have enough battery to give you a weight update. Here we go.
I’m off to Portland, Or this week for TESOL, so I’d best put my professor hat on and tie it under my chin.