The original title of this week’s Writing Wednesday was going to be “Now What?” As in, “what do I work on next?” I’m aware that I’m not done Triad Blood in the strict sense – it needs editing, fine tuning, etc. – but I’ve sent it out to Beta folk, and I usually stop and breathe for a bit after finishing a rough draft to consider the next project.
I’m in analysis paralysis right now – I have so many ideas, and I’m not sure what to pitch next. It doesn’t help that the endless renovation is endless – everything should have been done by now, but the wood floor we chose has been a nightmare to acquire. Home Depot, I’m glaring at you, buddy.
But instead of “Now What?” an e-mail from the always awesome Angry Librarian (a.k.a. Sandy Lowe) arrived with my actual release date.
So, folks, I can now tell you that Triad Blood launches May 18th, 2016. This? This is exciting.
I need to sit down and start planning all the things related to getting the word out and blogging and all that good stuff, but right now I’m just basking in the glow. I had no idea if I had it in me to write a novel within a year. Turns out I do.
Y’know, if I give up the day job.
The Short Stuff
Ah… well, I did submit three things last month, but as per the Jeffrey Ricker initiative, that means nothing now that the calendar page has flipped. It’s August now, and I need to get my butt in gear. I completely fizzled out on the threesome idea I was working on – I’m annoyed about that, as I think the kernel idea is a sound one, but as per usual I couldn’t get the word count right, and I was trying to fit too much in the space of a short narrative.
That said, there are still many calls for submission out there, and I shall apply myself to them.
Open Calls for Submission 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.