70. Feeling just a bit behind ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

So this afternoon, I opened my eyes, and I saw it was already passed one o'clock. I jumped out of bed because I hadn't slept that late in weeks. I'm usually up by 11am with my 4am bedtime. well, the night before I was up til 7am, so I didn't get all the sleep I needed. Probably explains why I overslept. Woke up to an email announcing the winners for the Desdmona flash contest I entered, and I wasn't one of them. Which is fine. I will try to find a market for the flasher. Maybe add another 100 words and try Clean Sheets Exotica again. We'll see.

Good news is I sold another review, an article reviewing Coldplay's latest CD, X & Y, was published yesterday, and the article is linked on my sidebar if you wanted to hop on over to read it. It was picked up the same editor that picks up my Queer as Folk column. I submitted another CD review last night, so I'll have to wait and see if that is picked up.

Last night was one of those strange nights. I did get some writing in. Not much, but some. I just need to finish typing in what I wrote the other day, and this new material. I am finding it a bit easier to write things first by hand, but I do miss the ease of just typing in new material. Maybe I'll divide between the two. I need to work on some other ideas as well. I was a bit distracted though because someone I hadn't talked to in months emailed me out of the blue. It was strange, but the conversation went well.

I submitted a short I wrote months ago to a e-zine. The submission call deadlined today. Nothing like the last minute. I submitted it though. I think submitting is my problem. I tend to hold off til the last minute, and sometimes don't even submit at all when it comes to my fiction. My nonfiction I just submit. I think its because more of my nonfiction has sold. I think once some more of my fiction sells I'll have more of a confidence with it.


Audrey Shaffer said...


You may want to look at that in the opposite way. Maybe more of your non-fiction has sold because you don't wait until the last minute to submit.

I've read several times that submitting early to a contest gives you a better chance. Normally, contests are flooded with entries close to the deadline. The judges are tired, and they have already read dozens of similar stories. It takes more to impress them at the end of the contest.

Just a thought! :)

Jill said...

Congrats on the sale of the review!

Suzanne said...

Congrats on the review sale! And on the new submission! You are a BUSY BEE! Always submitting something. Good for you! I love to see that! I love all the energy. :)

Gina said...

Thanks for the thought, Audrey! I've heard that as well. Sometimes though I don't hear about a contest until later on, or it takes time to get a submission put together. I'll keep that in mind though.

Thank you, Jill!

I try to keep busy. I know it takes longer for me to write my longer fiction, so I need something in the interim to keep me going. Reviews, short stories and other small articles do that.

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