…AHH THE MONTH of April. Thirty days long. What does it have in store? I’m a writer, not a prophet! I can however tell you what happened in the past.
I have plenty to work on in keeping with my Project aims for 2016. With some great Beta feedback on my manuscript, my main focus is to edit Untitled for the 5th time and have it ship shape for submission by the middle of this month which I am very happy about. Retreading the same text dissecting it for typos and grammar is enough to make me aimlessly surf WordPress, but I won’t. Much.
- Short story wise, I submitted more than I’ve ever done before in March and was rejected swiftly (thank the gods!) on some, still awaiting rejection/acceptance on others. Once you get the hang of it, it really is pretty straight forward, all you need is a cover letter in addition to your writing and a could-care-less attitude about getting published.
I looked over half a film script I wrote over five years ago, Black X, and was pleased that the story and dialogue was still solid. What killed my unlikely dream of getting it accepted to any film studio was my Film Studies funnily enough. I read and saw enough about ass kissing and pitching to film studios to end any interest. On a positive note, I think I will convert the script into a novel at some stage. Isn’t it meant to be the other way around?!
- Dog Story is being put to sleep temporarily. The story is 90% written up, but a lot of issues to figure out before I can consider it a manuscript anywhere near publishing standard. I edited it for the first time and found plenty of good stuff, but for the time being I have another priority.
I also got a bit more active beyond Twitter and Facebook, joining Tumblr (LionAroundWriting) and Pinterest. Frankly, I’m not sure how Pinterest is of much use to a writer.
What a boring post? Hey, it’s better than Fox News! And usually more accurate.