August Results / September Goals

I’m pleased that I recovered from that ickiness that was July. I accomplished quite a bit this month:

* 2 short stories – revised and resubmitted

* 6 critiquies done

* novel critique for FM writing buddy in progress

* 2 rejections received, one of which was the contest story that made it to the top ten stories, and hit the judges panel. 🙂

September Goals

I really want the novel  to get going, but my brain is stuck on short stories. I’m finally at the point where my endings are satisfying or even unexpected (in a good way) according to my readers and critiquers. I can’t give that up yet. Must push the envelope. So, a compromise:

* Shadow of Blood (novel) – am session for outline and worldbuilding work; aiming for 4 chapters to be written by month end

* 2 short stories for revision and submission (one is a resubmission, one is a new submission)

* 1 short story draft (must get started on those Parsec stories!!)

* Critiques (novel in progress, plus I still owe a few crits on OWW. I’d like to repay my helpers sooner than later).

Some serious goals. I hope I can make them all. I have a day off, half of which I can spend towarad writing, and possibly some out of town visitors at the end of the month, but I can probably fit some writing time in after they’ve gone to bed… 😉

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4 responses to “August Results / September Goals

  1. Rejection is always a sign that you’re doing something right. They can’t reject you until they notice you. Once they’ve noticed you they can begin to accept you. Awww…it’s heartwarming.

    Good stuff.

  2. Sounds like you’re keeping busy. And that is the only one to keep!

    -bn

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