Aug 15, 2018

Summer of Writing

Well, it's been awhile since I've given this blog some love, huh?

Truthfully, I've simply been spending more time on social media. Twitter, IG, and a few Facebook groups. But I've also been diving in, I suppose, the professional side of writing.

You know, everything but the writing part.

Which means lots of submissions.

And my first sale!

I sold the audio rights to a short story, and once that it published you can bet I'll be screaming the link to the heavens. While I've self-published before (Flicker) and have been paid for non-fiction blog content, this is the first time I've been paid for my fiction writing and that makes me ridiculously happy.

I've also been helping to put together an anthology a local writers group is doing. Which means writing publishing contracts, gathering cover options, copy editing, figuring out story orders, making sure authors actually get things to me. Thankfully someone else is formatting all the files into a book, but getting all the innards to him is something that I'm responsible for.

It's very different than actually writing, but fun too. I like watching things come together. Though this will be a loooong time coming - most likely early 2019. Have to take a NaNo break, as I'll be a ML again.  This year we're partnering with the Chicago chapter of the Romance Writers of America, so that's fun too.

So, lots of fun writing adventures this summer! If only they gave me more time to actually write :/

But this year has been a slew of advancements and goal reaching on other channels (new job, my freelancing will actually pay for rent this year thanks to new services I'm offering, bought a car for an adulting milestone, and visited Iceland, buffed up my coding skills) and putting words on the page has taken a back seat to branding and accelerating my non-writing life.

Here's hoping I can at least finish a short story in my head before summer's official end!


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