Written or finished writing: 1 short, 1 flash, 1 twitter fic
Submitted: 4 (all pro markets)
Rejected: 3 (1 personal, 2 form)
Pending Response: 2 (1 from this month, 1 from Feb)
Other: I started writing my Viable Paradise application this month. This means the short and flash I finished this month will no longer be taking trips to magazine’s slush piles until I’ve finished the application & heard back.
Comments: I definitely caught up on my Write 1, Sub 1 this month, which is great because otherwise I’d spend all of April feeling defeated.
Most of my time this month was taken up finishing my short. I started it last year, and it got a bit…out of hand. I have now shortened it from its original projected 10k words, and significantly changed the opening scenes. It still has a lot of work, but it’s the piece that I feel really has the best I can offer – I just need to get it there.
I also bought a critique in the Apex “Revive the Drive” and I’m still pondering which short of mine gets the honour.
I’ll be participating in Camp NaNoWriMo for April, which is my first time in three years doing anything NaNo related. I’ll be working on short stories, as well as sneaking a few blog posts in there. The goals are as follows:
- Write 15,000 words
- Participate in Sci-Fi London’s 48 Hour Flash Fiction challenge (8th – 9th April)
- Two blog posts in addition to the monthly writing review
- Finish VP application
- Send pieces out for submission within a week of rejection
The Sci-Fi London challenge will definitely be the most, uh, challenging, as I’m busy the morning of the 8th and going to the theatre in the evening of the 9th. While I write fast, my ideas take a while to form, so here’s hoping I can scrub something together…
I will be writing a post on my experience with that later this month.