Day one: Success! Wrote for 31 minutes! It’s a Sunday, and I don’t work or anything, but whatever, baby steps
Week 1 update: Had a busy weekend and I am fully 2 hours and 2 submissions behind. Hope to make that up soon.
Week 3, I think: now 3.5 hours behind, oy. But I made my first submission and prepped some others.
Week 5: 1 query letter submitted, 3 short stories submitted. One already rejected. Sigh. I’m still about 3 or 4 hours behind my writing time goal, but I’m working on getting caught up. Comic-Con did not slow me down this year!
Week 6: finishing up 4 hours behind on my writing time goal, but planning to get those last two submissions sent in today so I can make that goal at least. I think I had a hard time meeting my goals last year too, so I might have to be a little less ambitious next year. Maybe keep the 6 submission goal, but decrease the time goal to 15 or 20 minutes a day.
What I Write
We’re all zombies, really. At least, that’s what I tell myself as I set up my folding chair against the wall of the cemetery. We’re all just going through the motions of our lives without actually living them, swimming through the ache of surviving each day. And when someone asks ‘how are you,’ you give them the acceptable, expected response: ‘I’m fine. Doing better actually.’ Maybe it’s just me.
|What I Write||
I write what I like to read: science fiction, fantasy, and sometimes horror. Sometimes it’s serious, and sometimes it’s silly.
“There are More Things in Heaven and Earth Than Are Written in Your Thesis, Professor Kingston” in Tales of the Talisman, Vol. 9, Iss. 1
“Resurrection Girl” in the charity anthology Iron Doves from Dragons Rocket Ship Publishing
My Write-a-thon Goals
Daily Goal: write/edit 30 minutes a day for total of 210 minutes a week. I can miss a day here or there, but must make up the lost minutes of writing time.
Weekly Goal: submit a short story to a market, or a query letter to an agent.
Rewards! Donate any amount and I will send you one of my funny short stories. You know, if you want.