Thursday, July 03, 2008

Waiting...

Supposedly, Lethe Press sent out the contributor's copies of Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades a week or so ago, but I haven't seen mine yet. I'm curious to read the other stories. M. Christian always writes such good stuff, and I want to see Jean Roberta's contribution. I've already had a nice fan letter for my story, so I know someone has a copy....

I'm expecting the editor for my menage line short to send the edits any day now. I'm carrying those characters over into a novel, which I'll start as soon as CM III
is submitted. In my down time (hah!) I have to finish stories I've promised. I finally finished my Phaze short and submitted that to Beth, and D.L. liked my submission for Where the Girls Are, but I made the mistake of mentioning a different story, and now she's prodding me to let her see it. See it? Yikes! I haven't written it yet. I know many writers (at this stage) get the contract and then write the story, but I think I'll go back to my spec style - write it, and then look for a place to submit it. I'm more comfortable that way. Lately it feels as if I have too many things presold and the pressure to get them out is a bit much considering that I'm looking at the huge time suck of another novel so soon. And did I mention that Shawn wants to see my YA novel, but I want to do a massive rewrite before I submit it? Aiyeee. It'll be December before I have free time again. Meanwhile, other projects I want to submit to are piling up. I have two weeks to get something into Circlet for their latest anthology. At least I didn't promise it, so they won't ever know if I miss that deadline.

3 comments:

Helen said...

>>Aiyeee. It'll be December before I have free time again.<<

What is this 'free time' thing you speak of? I have not heard of it before...

Ain't it grand to be popular and wanted? I'm as busy as you are, though I don't have quite so many people banging down my door asking for stories. I just keep coming up with projects to do, and hope I can find homes for them later ;)

Kathleen Bradean said...

Free time - well you know how I like to make things up!

You're plenty popular, judging from your publishing wins lately.

D. L. King said...

So I'm finally catching up on your blog. Have you started that story yet? Just asking--because I knew it wasn't something you already had...

I'm glad someone is interested in The Suicide Year. I think it's fabulous. Stop. Put that down! Don't do any massive rewrite. Leave it the fuck alone. It's perfect.

I'm half-way through CM3 and loving it.

D. L. King