I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but I have been writing.
I’ve been submitting stories, getting rejections and contemplating life outside of writing. That doesn’t mean I intend to quit.
I’ve been think about whether I’m working hard enough to achieve my goals. The conclusion is, I haven’t. I don’t edit after I’ve finished something. I let it gather on my hard drive, sometimes never to see the light of day.
There is a problem, as you’ve all guessed, in this. It makes it look like I’m not producing when I am. I wrote 25 short stories over the summer, finished a novel and started querying another.
I hate editing more than almost anything except spiders. I’m working to break myself of this.
I started the read-through for the novel I finished this summer and started editing short stories as well. The writing group I joined is helping immensely.
My goal was to be published this year, it’s still my goal but publication may look different from what I thought it would be.
Anyway, happy writing. I’m still here just busy with writing and bartending.