Monday, April 13, 2009

Long weekend

It has been a while since I have last posted anything. Since then I have edited several thousand more words (adding some, taking away others, changing tense and POV) I have been to the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska and to a camera shop in Des Moines, IA for very bad news on a very nice camera (well, it was nice until something went wrong. Now I have a very expensive shell, with some very nice lenses) I have also been to Avoca for Easter and a nice bike ride with my boy in tow on Saturday.

You will note what is missing from this list. Any serious effort at writing. Time has not been on my side. It isn't looking good for today either. As I mentioned on my twitter feed earlier this morning. I think this summer my writing will mostly consist of grocery lists, as my children allow for little else.

I have recieved two rejections this weekend. One story prompty got shelved. It has run its course and has been relegated to a file folder. The other one was reformatted and sent to another market. My short story, Winter Solstice, which recieved an honorary mention for the Return to Luna anthology in August, has found a home at M-Brane SF in issue number 8. At almost 5,000 words long it took it awhile to find a home. I will post when that issue becomes available. That keeps me on track for a story sold each month this year. Anything else this month will be gravy. I have yet to come up with a short story (or flash) idea for the month, but I still have a couple of weeks to mull that over.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Let us all hope for a very productive week.

9 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats on the sale!

I didn't get any writing done at all this weekend either, although I'm going to make an effort to write this evening. Maybe.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I think April is bad for writers. Change in season or something.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Hey, editing counts as writing - part of the job. :) I haven't been to the zoo in years, maybe I'll go this summer.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- my problem is I hadn't even done that since Wednesday. Go to the zoo. It is fun. We enjoy the aquarium. Sharks swimming over your head, large fish and rays all over the place.

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats on the sale!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Thanks Aaron.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Congrats again on the sale!

I think I've written a total of 100 words this month. I've been slacking.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Congrats on issue 8 : )

Danielle Ferries said...

Congratulations on the sale! Here here to a productive week.