Friday, July 17, 2015

Submissions Central

Since I'm trying to "get back into the groove," I've been looking for new markets for my fiction, and I've found a number of exciting ones.

One that's very interesting to me personally is Sci Phi Journal.  (That's Phi as in "philosophy," though I expect they pronounce it Fi, notwithstanding.)  I have an abiding interest in all-things-philosophical, and I tend to write like it (sometimes to the detriment of my stories...), so I'm eager to start sending them the best fits.  Perhaps there can be an evolving relationship there!  Or maybe they'll reject me!  So much to learn, so much to see.  :)

All right.  Time spent blogging is time not spent submitting, or writing, or editing.  (Or doing dishes, or making lunch, or raising my child -- and yeah, there's some of all of that ahead of me today, too.)  So back to the grindstone... or, as I've taken to calling it recently, the dreamstone.

Consider that silliness trademarked! ;)

Monday, July 13, 2015

Getting Back into the Groove

Over the last few weeks, it finally has felt like I've somewhat been returning to form.  I've attended workshops and produced crits and received rejections and -- yes -- even found time for a little bit of writing.

It's not exactly what I want, yet.  (What is?)  I'm waking up too early to get it all in, and ignoring many chores/duties which ought not be ignored, which makes me... a less than ideal husband and father.  And I haven't made time for reading yet, which is huge for me, both personally and professionally.  Still, and even if I cannot keep this pace up forever, I feel good for what I've done in this time.  It's progress.

Speaking of happy things, a story of mine has received the Penn Cove Literary Arts Award.  Yay!  :)

All right, back to work.