Time for more accountability posts. I decided to do the 'write 1, sub 1' challenge...though in true slacker fashion, I haven't signed up on the web site. Ah well, it's more important to do it than to sign up on some site, right? So...did I? Well, yes and no.
To my surprise, I didn't get a short story finished this week but I did submit one for publication. (as a side note, boy, it's hard to find pro fantasy short story markets) I sent off 'A Reaping' to Spinetingler. We'll see what happens.
So what went wrong? Writing is usually the easy part. Heck, I banged out 28 short stories in 30 days last year. What happened this week? Well, two culprits: Star Wars The Old Republic and a general malaise. Basically, I didn't manage distractions and when I did have my hinder in the Throne of Writing(tm), I didn't always write. Sometimes I edited. Sometimes I did other writing work, but I didn't stay focused on my short story and push on through. Not to say the short story I was working on was perfect. I think that's why I paused at about 3~4k words. The story I'm writing might be too big for a short story. But I'll see what I can do tonight.
We are moving locations for the Cloud City Wordslingers for a couple months, to accomotate the editing class. Three of my fellow Wordslingers are attending with me: Andrew Williams, Folly Blaine and Mila. I'd like to get more of us attending classes together, we'll see how schedules and money work out for people. I'd like to start setting up some kind of scholarship fund for classes to help out Wordslingers. Money's tight as it, is though. We'll see what happens in the next couple months.
I also had my first Editing class at the North Annex of Bellevue College. Nice place, not hard to find. The class was good, too but its going to be a bigger time commitment than expected. The good part of this is I expect to have The Mageborn Mechanic in pretty good shape for submission by the end of this, the bad part is trying to find time for my other writing and editing. Ah well, it's a challenge and it's good to stretch myself. Pressure seems to make me more productive.
That's bad news for my Star Wars toons.