Catching Up On … Writing News

In the past couple of months, I’ve submitted three pieces of writing and had two accepted.  The third is in the mix as of yesterday.

At the beginning of the year, I set some goals for writing.  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.  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.  I’ve done a little editing but mostly want to present them as they appeared in the blog.  So what’s keeping me from finishing it up and popping it out of the electronic womb for ya’ll to snatch up?  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.  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.  Well, I’ve wanted to break into the BLE franchise for a while and my next opportunity is April 1st.  I wouldn’t be considering it, except that a story came to me the other day.  A dirty story, a dirty butch on butch story.  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.  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.  So for about a week, I want to write what I want to write when I want to write it.  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!  Accepted.  The editor, Sacchi Green, gave me some great feedback, just a couple of suggestions, and helped me improve the piece.  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.  I wrote up my take on that subject, had some friends read it and give me feedback and BOOM! Accepted.  Sixty plus submissions were made, a few of us got through that gauntlet.  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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