*rises from ground*
So, this return starts with a rejection letter waiting in my e-mail box from a short story submission I had sent around the start of the year.
It’s disappointing but, perhaps it belongs somewhere else for another time. I haven’t dealt with a lot of rejection yet, just this particular short story twice (this was the second one). Though not sure where to send it since it’s at an awkward word-count that not a lot of publications accept… but maybe I’ll find another place. Suppose there’s always that short story anthology, right?
There’s a tiny sting, but I’m SO excited for the novel I’ve been working on for the past weeks that I can hardly feel it. Right now I’m focusing on getting the draft done, but it will be finished and I will have it to do whatever I want, submit or whatnot.
Here’s some links about coping with rejection that I collected from the Interwebs for future reference, Have at; Literary Rejections, Write, Juggle, Run (WP), Writers&Artists, Writer’s Relief, Ask the Agent (WP).
In other news…
NANOWRIMO – I’m doing it this year.
Let’s see, what else…
Working on polishing around three short stories to submit places come fall, maybe early nov. In consequence, my serials (which I’ve been using to practice craft) probably won’t be updated often, if at all, until next year.
My novel is going to be finished this winter, completely. (>:I) I’m determined to finish this b*!
After some consideration, I want to offer around two writing-related blog posts per month and craft exercises here-there. NaNo will be a platform for me to finish/rewrite my novel with a supportive community/daily goals, so it may or may not bleed into the blog in November.
Until then, there’s a couple months still, so I’ll be continuing organic development and prepping short stories.
In unrelated-writing notes, I joined Spotify and can’t believe I never had given it a chance before. I had Pandora for the last 4-5 years, and within minutes of joining Spotify, I realized how much better quality it is. With Pandora, you cannot pick and choose which songs to play, create playlists, or have any direct control beyond suggesting similar music to a station. Now, I’ve found a lot of great, lesser-known artists through pandora, but in the last year or so, it’s been lagging. Spotify makes up for many of Pandora’s downsides and is now my new go-to.
So, if anybody has Spotify, let me know. I’m still new, but it seems there is a friend/follower function. Thus, after this post, I will not share anymore music on this blog – instead, find me on Spotify!
For the first list of Musicians, click here.
And the Return List of Influential Music-artists (I’ve been listening to these artists while writing these past weeks) are…
– Dominika (August 31)