Working hard on submissions. But what does that mean for dcdear?
First I have to get the piece written and presentable to one of the two writing groups I partake in: The Western Word Slingers or We Will Publish.
The Slingers meet monthly and are more of a critique group. The WWP try and meet weekly for a write-in and communicate in a free Slack group on various writing topics. Each of them have different requirements for submission that I try to follow, not always successfully.
On the January list for the Slingers in the Prologue for a Steam Punkish Space Opera which I am pretty excited about. The words came easily and flowed pretty well. This is in the submission folder.
The WWP get a short story that I am struggling with. It will be submitted to try and make it into an Anthology. I may just post the hackneyed version and get the advice from the group. It certainly isn’t completely working yet.
But overall the goal is to get three novels submitted and hopefully rejected.
Rejected? Why do you say rejected?
Every author that I have read about has received rejections before being published and so I have determined that you must be rejected before being accepted.
Given my scatter gun approach to writing I will be looking at what overlapping tasks I can do to make the submission process smoother. Given this is a Thursday, I should be outlining. Which I will do.
One last note, I have the dreaded ManCold, therefore there is high probability I will spend the day on the coach watching re-runs of spongebobsquarepants.
The Great Snifler