Daily Update: Going Dark
Yes, I’ve had a blast posting my Daily Updates. I’m not sure if they’ve helped or hindered my writing process .For the time being I’m going to stop posting them and concentrate on writing fiction. If I have news, I’ll post about it. If I don’t, you won’t hear from me for a while. Just saying.
Why? I need to get some regular fiction written. I’ve got my eye on a couple of anthologies that I’d like to submit to. I want to get some short fiction out to magazines. I’d like to finish Of Gnomes and Dwarves: Book 1. I’d like to finish To Fall From the Sky. I’d like to write a lot more fiction.
Now, yes, the daily updates only take a short amount of time to write, but I don’t think they’re helping with my over all goal. Yes I ramble. Yes I’m getting words out. But I’m not getting any actual content out there. I need to be doing more of that and less of this.
I’m not sure if I’ll continue with my weekly rants and Unorthodox Writing Tips or not. Again, I’m not accomplishing what I want to do with those so I figure, why continue doing something if it’s not working. So the entire blog may go dark. I will post more erratically, but my posts will be more updates on what’s happening and if, as I said, something important happens.
As far as something important: The story I submitted to Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine has moved from the 1st round to the 2nd round. I think I’ve sent over a dozen stories to them over th years and this is the first to make it past the first round. This is exciting for me. I’m very happy with the story. For it to advance is a huge step. It will sit in round 2 for 2-3 weeks before it gets moved into round 3 where it may sit for 2-3 months before getting picked up to be published. Yes, publishing is a very slow process.
This has been a huge boost to my confidence in that I think I’m finally doing something right. This is one of the main reasons I’ve decided to go dark on the blog for the coming days so I can concentrate on what I need to do to get my blog to where I want it and to get my writing more advanced than it currently is. I need more fiction out there and I want to pick up more publishing credits.
So if you need me, I’ll still be around. Just not as active.
Until Next Time!