An update on the fantasy thing I’m writing, I’ve reached 20,000 words!
This is the longest thing, even unfinished, that I’ve written in years, and I’ve done it in a month instead of several dozen months. I feel like I’m really starting to get the hang of this, and even if this one falls through as well, I think I’m one step closer to actually finishing a novel.
The last novel I tried, I made a self-congratulatory post when I reached 10k words, then said I’d make another one for every ten thousand words after that. Well, that project kind of faded out with a whimper, so I’ll continue on as if it never happened and go on forward with the bragging for this one.
So yay me, I’ve written some words that are coherent and cohesive! And some people even enjoy reading them!
I do miss writing short stories though, so I may have to take a break to do one of those soon. But, I remember what happened last time I took a ‘break’ from the novel…
Anyway, this one still feels good and fun and not frustrating and boring. So I’m still moving onward.
If I can keep up this pace, I should be able to have a rough draft in a few months. Wish me luck!
Also! Some updates on things I’ve submitted.
Three Seconds was rejected from Strange Horizons and is now waiting at Daily Science Fiction.
Grave Rain has been edited and fixed up and sent to Flash Fiction Online.
Rift has been rejected from all the regular places and is now sent to Buzzymag, which I’ve never submitted anything to before.
Don’t be a Stranger has been at Lamplight magazine for a long time, I don’t know whats going on with them.
And those are all the ones I have out at the moment, I need to write some new ones or fix up some that I’ve not felt like editing.
That’s it for now!