This round my goals are NaNo-centric. October is for NaNo prep, and there’s only one week left. I’m not sure I’m going to get the submissions finished that I wanted to do. Hopefully I can finish at least one of the two.
I also answered a call for previously published stories to be reprinted. Wish me luck!
Besides the submissions, I wanted to finish a proper, well-thought-out outline of my story before NaNoWriMo. It’s not nearly finished yet. I suppose I could finish it in early November, but I really wanted to have it ready before then so I have the entire month to churn out actual words. I want to see if this method of writing works better for me… I do think it will. It will solve the fact that my brain tends to rush ahead to scenes and resolutions before my fingers have typed all the words leading up to those scenes.
A couple of quick mentions…
Kat Brauer is still doing her Crits for Water Campaign. This is a very worthwhile charity, providing clean water in third world countries. Kat has many authors who have donated their services, auctioning them off to raise money.
Release Day! Yesterday, the 2013 edition of PRECIPICE: The Literary Anthology of Write on Edge came out. My short story Emerald appears in this volume alongside twenty-five wonderful works of poetry, fiction, and memoir from some very talented writers. My story is women’s fiction, about a young woman in the 1920’s. It was fun to explore a time period I haven’t visited in my writing before.