Merry Christmas everyone! Belated though it may be…
I know I haven’t been all that active on here lately. Been really busy with work, writing short stories and current submissions. Mostly work. The difficult part of the submissions process is in the research and preparation; then it’s a 2-8 month waiting game for them to get back to me. A few markets are opening their doors again this January, so I’ll be plenty busy getting everything in order for them.
Christmas was good. Spent some time with my family, had a lot of turkey and opened a bunch of presents. I’ve wasted a good dozen hours playing a game I got for Christmas called Demon’s Souls, which is (without exaggeration) the most difficult RPG I’ve ever played. I have never died in a video game this often. I suppose I should be using this time to write but I’m on holiday for another day at least and would really like to make the most of my goofing off time. I’ll get serious on wednesday.
Got a couple new short stories prepared, for which the early feedback/reviews have been pretty good, and two more in the works so I’ll have lots to submit in January. It’s an uphill climb as I know I’m competing with so many hundreds of other talented writers but the more I do it, the better I get. I’ve gotten most of the newbie submission mistakes out of the way now so hopefully things will be quicker and smoother in the future.
Have a happy new year everyone.