In the past couple of months, I’ve submitted three pieces of writing and had two accepted. Â The third is in the mix as of yesterday.
At the beginning of the year, I set some goals for writing. Â I wanted to work on my novel, I wanted to get an e-book published and… I didn’t have any goals for publishing anything. Â I was hoping that I’d get a transcript pulled together.
I have a collection of stories from this blog that I’m going to publish as an e-book. Â I’ve done a little editing but mostly want to present them as they appeared in the blog. Â So what’s keeping me from finishing it up and popping it out of the electronic womb for ya’ll to snatch up? Â The eternal limitation, Time.
See, I was gonna do it, I got started on it and then these opportunities came up to submit work to anthologies and… and… AND.. the submissions have been accepted. Â Apparently, 2014 is a very different year than 2013 and 2012 and… so on.
The next publishing opportunity and one that I’ve been wanting for a while is BLE 2015. Â Well, I’ve wanted to break into the BLE franchise for a while and my next opportunity is April 1st. Â I wouldn’t be considering it, except that a story came to me the other day. Â A dirty story, a dirty butch on butch story. Â I think it’s pretty good and the key to it getting better is for me to finish it and have some trusted people read it and give me some editing feedback. Â Which means, I need to get it into editable shape within the next two weeks.
Oh god, another deadline.
But OK, that’s fine, I can handle it, but I do need a break. Â So for about a week, I want to write what I want to write when I want to write it. Â That sounds about right.
Oh! And I need to update my submissions statistics…
Me and My Boi: Queer Erotica… submitted a story that didn’t make it through the final cut for BLE 2o13, with some editing help from friends and BOOM! Â Accepted. Â The editor, Sacchi Green, gave me some great feedback, just a couple of suggestions, and helped me improve the piece. Â i don’t know when it’s going to be published but I’m really looking forward to it.
Letters For My Siblings, from Transgress Press… an anthology of stories about and from genderqueer people. Â I wrote up my take on that subject, had some friends read it and give me feedback and BOOM! Accepted. Â Sixty plus submissions were made, a few of us got through that gauntlet. Â I received some editing direction and I’ll need to work on it and resubmit it before April 1.
So much for slowing down, eh?
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