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Published

Treischan Strength has been published in the Shadows & Light: Tales of Lost Kingdoms anthology.

Weekends…

…don’t work for writing. I don’t even know what I did Saturday night. I promised two writers in my crit group some feedback and I wasn’t able to deliver. I should be able to finish up the work tonight and send them off, then I can work on Fading Light again.

The publication date for the Shadows & Light anthology has been moved up — the updated date is October 2009.

Monday Update

I spent a good deal of time on Sunguard today, but a computer glitch resulted in a loss of every one of those changes. My evening was spent preparing for the vacation, so I had no time to redo the edits. I did receive a rejection on my short story, so I prepped the next submission package and will mail it out again on Tuesday.

The vacation is going to be fun, but getting ready to go on one is usually a fairly busy time, especially with kids involved. I’ll get there, even if I don’t sleep tonight!

New Submission

For the first time in three years, I have submitted a story to a magazine: Treischan Strength. For my non-fiction, it hasn’t been that long, but I need to get that moving too. The point is: my story is out there, and being out there is the only way to achieve publication. It’s exciting and scary all at once, and hopefully this “first” submission will not be my last. I have a few other stories to get into shape so I can get those out there, too.

Edit: Treischan Strength

Ending revised, story complete. Edited. Ready. Submission quality. I lack the proper words.

I’ll do a quick check tomorrow, make sure I didn’t make any silly typos, then print and head over to the post office. This will be my first short story submission in three years. It’s about damn time!

The Best Laid Plans

Derailed. Derailed by both exhaustion (did too much this weekend) and by inspiration (new stories want to be written!) Yes, I am battling the need to edit with the inspiration of two new shorts. Once A Thief finally shaped up and I need to get the first draft typed out quickly, and the untitled urban fantasy I mentioned has a working title of Stone Forest. Both are demanding my attention. I have until Friday to edit Treischan Strength, so I’ll follow a friend’s advice and go with the new stories for tonight.

Edit: Treischan Strength

Yes, again. I’m getting closer. Sending the story off for a sadistic crit. I’ll edit once more after that’s done, but then it’s going OUT THE DOOR. I promise you — better yet, I promise me!

Edit: Treischan Strength

I took a quick break from Sunguard as editing a first draft can be overwhelming, and this one is taking so long it’s stressing me out. I pulled up a story — Treischan Strength–I wrote last May and edited last June, and reviewed the crits and comments I received on it. I made some changes, reviewed for basic editing, and the third draft is done. I’ve sent it out to some readers for feedback. I have a good feeling about this version, it’s very very close to submission-level writing, but I need some confirmation before I ship it off to my favorite zines.

Updated Update 6/17

Completed the Treischan Strength edit this evening after all. 🙂

More Editing

Treischan Strength is coming along. A friend provided some feedback that melted the hurdle blocking my internal editor from the story. No, it’s not perfect yet, but give me some time. I’m halfway through the piece tonight, I hope to finish it up tomorrow.

6/12 Update

I’m working on the Treischan Strength edit, and while I’m cleaning up grammatical issues and word choices, I’m pretty satisfied with the way it turned out. My writer’s conscience consists of my muse hanging over one shoulder saying “It’s beautiful! It turned out just the way I wanted it.”, and my Editor hanging over the other shoulder red pen in hand. She shakes her head and scribbles across the top of the first page. “You need more distance.” I don’t want to pass it on to my crit group without knowing that it’s as good as can be. I need to give it a major edit before I use that kind of resource (crits don’t come for free, so I try to use the groups carefully). So, I’m editing what I see needs fixing for now, and then I’m going to pass it by my first readers for some opinions. (If you want to help me out, drop me an email within the next week please!)

Winter Warrior keeps dancing on the sidelines, which is good. Forgotten Star is also coming along – I’m organizing the madness that use to be my folder of notes, and trying to put them to use. Katlana’s new name is Talanna. I like it, but I haven’t written with it yet. I’ll be doing that later today. I completed Myrddin’s crit, and moving on to another one. I think this is the last one I need to hit backstory (in the form of 3/4s of a novel in order to crit. So here on out, the critting should be a little easier.