I’ve been rejected yet again by DSF in the second round. I’ve been hoping for so long to get that third professional sale so I can join SFWA… and….
It turns out I don’t need three to join after all.
I need three sales to join as an ‘Active’ level membership, but I can join as an Associate with just one sale!
So, I have now applied for membership and hope to hear back soon!
I’m inspired and excited even after another annoying rejection!
Posted by Jonas David on November 18, 2013
This week my prompt was Sheer Heart-attack by Queen, I took the line ‘turn on the TV let it drip down in your eyes’ as inspiration. The story ended up being about a society obsessed with VR, and one man who’s DNA made him incompatible, and unable to join in the virtual world.
It turned out very rushed and I don’t know if any of it is even salvageable, but I wrote something! Next week’s story will hopefully be more focused.
Also I’ve been listening to pretty much nothing but Lady Gaga’s new album this week, so maybe that is partially to blame for my lack of sci-fi inspiration. Back to Ayreon’s new album for me!
Posted by Jonas David on November 17, 2013
This week I again paused from my regular song prompts to do something for a contest among friends. I was required to write a story about a picture of a creepy looking swing set, which didn’t much appeal to me. So I took it literally and wrote about an actual picture of a swing set that someone carried with them, and why.
I just finished it up, but thankfully I still have some time to edit before the contest deadline. I think i’ll be doing more of the song prompts from now on!
Also, I finished reading Jane Eyre, which I really enjoyed! A friend of mine who’s always talking about it convinced me to read the first chapter, and it sucked me right in! I’m sure there is lots of literary analysis to be done about it, and meanings to elicit and deepness to discover, but I just read it as entertainment, and it succeeded very well at that.
Right from the start I found myself attached to the character of Jane and wondering what would become of her. Every character in the novel is vivid, deep and interesting. I recommend it to anyone with good taste!
Posted by Jonas David on November 10, 2013
I made it just in time! I didn’t post about it, but I did finish my weekly story yesterday. I used the song Flatline by Scattle as inspiration, sort of, it did kick off the idea but then I kind of went elsewhere. I used one of my old characters again, who, when we last left him, was floating in the cold black of space (he’s an android).
Onward to next week!
Posted by Jonas David on November 4, 2013
Done! I took a break from the regularly scheduled prompts to do something different–I was challenged to write a story in someone else’s style, using their characters. It was difficult, but I think I pulled it off!
Next week I’ll continue with the song prompts as usual.
In other news, I’m in the second round at DSF again! This means I’ve made it past the slush readers, and my story has roughly a 50% chance of being accepted. If it is… I can finally join SFWA!
Hope to have good news to post soon!
Posted by Jonas David on October 26, 2013