The last time I updated you on my writing life, I was working on The Creativity Perspective and my second historical novel, BLIZZARD. That took me through the beginning of August. At that point, I finished the first draft of BLIZZARD and closed down The Creativity Perspective website for awhile. So what have I been doing for the past six weeks?
Submitting Like Crazy
One of my goals for the summer was to submit more of my work to literary magazines. And, thanks to a couple of workshops at Hippocamp by Allison K. Williams, I figured out a plan for doing that. Right after the conference, I spent a couple of weeks editing and polishing two previously finished short stories and two personal essays. During the same time, I made it my mission to find as many places to submit my work as I could. I made a spreadsheet (one of the things I learned in Allison’s workshops) of places to submit with all the pertinent data (word count, method of submission, payment, reading windows, etc.) and every day I’d go on a hunt for three more magazines or online journals to add to the list. I came away with about 40 boxes filled. [Read more…]