The last of my caturday quickies is a bit of an update on the work in progress (WIP) and other writing projects I’m tackling these days.
I revised my short story “A Terrible Thing” for Tesseracts 17 and submitted that on February 27, just one day before the deadline (!) I submitted a short story back in October for the competition, but was not successful at that time, though the rejection letter was of the very encouraging variety (please send us something else). I followed the editors’ advice, and ATT is sufficiently different from the story I submitted last fall that I hope it will tickle some fancies 🙂
I also submitted a poem for the League of Canadian Poets’ National Poetry Month blog: “peregrine.” I’ll link through when it’s posted.
In related news, I forwarded an opportunity to my friend, Kim Fahner, a couple of months ago, and she, in turn, asked her publisher to submit her poetry collection, The Narcoleptic Madonna, to the powers that be. The result? Kim will be participating in the Battle of the Bards at Harbourfront Centre April 3rd!
It’s inspired me to think more seriously about submitting some of my poetry to various publications. We’ll see where that leads.
As of today, I’ll be diving back in to Initiate of Stone and the next set of revisions. I’ll also be revising “The Michael” for the Writers of the Future competition and working on a new story, “Way Station,” (which the Retro Suites inspired) for In places between.
Finally, after my bout of training fury and certification regret, I’ll be catching up with my critiquing crew.
I never did work further on Gerod and the Lions. I am hoping that I got far enough into it that I’ll be able to pick up the threads when the time comes.
A not so pleasant writing-related task that I’ll be picking up shortly, is collecting all my various financial bits and pieces and submitting my taxes. I claim writing as self-employment on my income tax. My lack of recent publishing success is a bit of a concern, but it’s certainly not for lack of effort 🙂 Do you think auditors would accept this blog as evidence of my industry? 😉
What’s been happening in your writerly lives lately, my friends? Are you writing “hard”?
What’s coming: I’ll continue my series, A life sentence with mortal punctuation, tomorrow, and in the future, I hope to have an interview with Amazon Breakthrough Novelist Award 2012 quarter-finalist Alon Shalev regarding his writing life and the second book in the Wycaan Master Series, The First Decree.