Short and long term plans

August 13, 2010 Writing Comments (2) 103

Ack! I haven’t updated in almost a month!  Sorry, there’s been a lot going on in my personal life recently, and I’ve been a bit distracted.  On the good side, I have applied a dose of discipline and commitment to my writing, and I have been getting some work done.

I’ve put the current novel-in-progress on hold for a few weeks and worked instead on short stories.  I was starting to feel a little overwhelmed by the epic scope of the novel, and it’s been a relief to focus on the short form.  I finished one short story late last month and submitted it for publication with a sizable electronic market that would pay pretty well.  I don’t expect success, but I figured I’d try for the home run first.  If that doesn’t work, I’m going to keep approaching markets until someone somewhere picks up the story. Continue Reading

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