Usually I do my weekly writing update on Wednesdays, but it was Canada Day yesterday, so I decided to spend the day with my husband… in our office. It rained all day and the renovations mean we have only the office to really sit comfortably in, so…
Well, anyway, it was nice to spend time with him. Mostly we played video games.
Speaking of Canada – I’m rounding the bend into final draft moment of Triad Blood, and I’m paying close attention to the amount of Canada I’m dropping in there. Given how many people had moments of confusion over “loonies” in Light, I’m preparing for it and trying to be careful with my context. Also, it’s fun to talk about Colonel By Drive, the Chateau Laurier, and the Rideau Canal. I love Ottawa.
Though Anders isn’t a fan of the Glebe.
Seriously, guys, I’m almost there. I’m stitching all the chapters together into one file, filling in the tiny gaps that sill exist, and think I’ll be sending it out to Beta folk over the next week or two. I am so excited, you have no freaking idea.
I also joined Camp NaNoWriMo to keep myself chugging along through this rough-draft re-write/stitch-together, and I think it’ll help keep me apace.
The Short Stuff
At the last moment of June, I did manage to send something off. I can’t talk about it because the contract doesn’t exist yet, but I’ve got something awesome planned, and it makes me happy. I also finished a short story and sent it out for someone to give it a read that’s very different in style and tone for me, so I’m hoping to hear back from that. That second story is for the next Saints and Sinners Literary Festival – I’ll actually have a story ready to go as soon as the contest opens, for once.
Speaking of openings…
Open Calls I Know About
Other places to always check include the Lambda Literary Calls of Submission page.
Heard of any good calls lately? Pop ’em in the comments, too.