One story back; rejected. I’ll give it a quick review, then send it to the next market. I’ve plotted and listed all the scenes for the first book in the novella trilogy. As I feared, the poetry self-paced mini-MFA is off to a slow start. Paying work always takes precedence. I've gone through my editorial … Continue reading Work in Progress: September 17, 2019
Revisions to the anthology are progressing nicely. First story will be off to my first reader shortly. It's time to find an editor and get it onto their schedule. I always hesitate at this point because it means committing to a deadline and I still have revisions to finish, and evaluating and editing in responses … Continue reading Work In Progress: July 29
Over the last week, I revised and edited several stories. One, Paltry Sums, is finally ready to submit. I’m finally happy with the voice and tone. The anthology of six connected stories is moving along better than I thought. I set it aside for a couple of weeks after finishing the first real draft, and … Continue reading Work in Progress: July 22, 2019
Edited several poems. Feel like I'm making progress on that craft. I also worked on the three novella series plot. That feels less like progress.
I did change Melina Unbound to present tense and that has improved the energy of the story. It still needs better words and deeper images. Struck by a new idea for a short story. It's just an idea, but it could develop quickly. I sketched a brief overview and some worldbuilding elements. I did a … Continue reading Work in Progress: 4/28