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Thursday, 13 January 2011

New year, new start, new stories

So much for using this as a mirror of my livejournal, eh? That didn't happen. Too much like hard work, I guess.

That's going to change. My big resolution this year is to really focus on my writing, and that's what I'm doing. I'm taking part in Write 1 Sub 1, a challenge that seeks to emulate Ray Bradbury by writing and submitting a story a week for a year. Yikes.

Of course, my other resolution is to write a novel this year, so I'm going to cut the 52 stories down to 40. That gives me 12 weeks to get a novel written as well - and obviously I can do that when I'm taking time in between stories. It's going to be hard work, but it's going to be totally worth it.

So... It's just on 2 weeks into the new year. I've written and submitted two stories (one I've submitted twice, because Clarkesworld read their slush really fast) and I've submitted a story that I wrote at the tail end of last year (the one that got rejected by Shimmer). This week I'm finishing the first draft of a novella I've been talking about writing for a few years, and then I'm going to start on a story that's unlike anything I've written before.

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?

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