I was pretty busy this weekend and didn’t get anything done. My to do list:
I’ve got a my robot librarian story to send out, I think I’ve put the final tweaks on it. I like the story, but I’m afraid there’s a reference in it that people may not get. I think the story works anyway, but we’ll see.
I’m also planning to send the cake story out again. I might work on it some more. I happen to agree with the editors who’ve already rejected it, so we’ll see if there’s something there to salvage.
I need to revise my Sevastian Dušan story. I love the characters and enjoy the story, but unfortunately have absolutely no clue where I would send it.
I need to catch up on some crits for the writing group, namely Stephanie’s novel. I’m way behind on it!
I feel like I should write some new superhero stories for A Thousand Faces. That’s a publication I should be plugging away at, it’s right up my alley. The problem I’m encountering is that the next superhero story I want to write will likely be a novel about the Scarlet Ranger. But she has plenty of friends and enemies who are deserving of short stories, and anything I write will only help me write the novel later. So I really need to just need to sit down and start doing it.
I really need to get this stuff (at least the first few) done this week. Next week the writing group is having a “Story Every Day” contest, inspired by the little challenge I put myself through a while back. It’s going to be crazy! We’ll be doing it for two weeks, so if everything goes according to plan, I’ll be posting a little chunk of flash every day between the 9th and 22nd. With luck a few will actually be worth trying to sell.
Meanwhile, I’ll be busy trying to keep my eyes away from this thing of absolute beauty that I just received in the mail this weekend.