Holy crap, it’s September.
Now, I know this happens every year, and it happens at the same time every year (amazing, that) but this year it feels like it snuck up on me. Partly it’s the home renovations, and partly it’s the last few weeks of getting Triad Blood ready to go off and be submitted.
Which, by the way, I did. Boom. Whoosh. Gone.
Huge “thank you!” to my beta reader folk – you guys made it so much better. And now, since Bold Strokes Books is an amazingly oiled machine of scheduling and functionality, I’ve got until January with no immediate work to do on the novel – my editor has it now.
I’m feeling a wee bit adrift, and mostly okay with that. I’ve had that one major focus for almost a year. By the way, isn’t it insane that I’m approaching a year since I left my job? I’m sure that was just a few weeks ago.
I have a couple of short stories due for some anthologies over the next month, and I have an idea I’m pursuing where I could finally dip my toes into releasing short fiction as individual downloadable e-books (which is terrifying, but I think maybe it’s time I tried it).
Anyway. Writing Wednesday is when I come here and be honest about how far I’ve come and how focused I’ve been, as I’m better motivated when I hold myself accountable out loud. Usually, there are two parts – I mention the novel, and then I mention short stuff.
Uh. Done. Submitted. Now I wait for edits to come back in January.
I didn’t submit something short last month, but with the push on the novel, I’m going to let that be okay if I submit two this month. Yes, the goal was to do one a month, but I’ve already had months where I did more than one, so I’m not going to freak out about missing the month where my manuscript was due.
Open Calls I Know About
Other places to always check include the Lambda Literary Calls of Submission page.
Know of any other short fiction open calls for submission? Let me know in the comments.