Hi everyone, how’s your writing been going this past fortnight? This fortnight I’ve managed to work on all of my current WIPs.
‘Rift’ (which is what I affectionately call my urban fantasy/sci-fi, though this isn’t the title, I’m still working on that.) I know where the story is going from beginning to end and I’m eager to get this draft out. I am 3/4 the way through chapter 10 of the rewrites. Deleting big chunks of already written text is painful, but I know they needed to go, and the rewrites I’ve done so far have made this book so much stronger than it was before.
I did three more chapters of my epic fantasy, and 1.5 chapters of The Girl in the Mirror. Like I said, Rift is what I’ve been really drawn to at the moment, taking time from these two.
I am happy to report that I sent a short story away today. It feels good completing that goal this fortnight since I failed to send a story out last fortnight. I sent my story to Daily Science Fiction
This is a great website full of FREE spec fic stories, and if you subscribe you can get free stories sent straight to your inbox, and did I mention that they’re FREE? I love getting my stories everyday, and they are mostly under 1000 words so they don’t take long to read. Most of the stories I have read so far I have given at least 5/7 rockets. A lot of them I’ve given 6/7, and a few 7/7. They are looking for more subscribers at the moment so you should check them out. And if you are a spec fic writer they want your stories, especially if they are under 1000 words, and they’ll pay you 8 cents a word for them, which is a pretty high rate.
Other short story news: I’m busy working on two short stories for the Gold Coast Anthology this one is Australian only and closes on the 3lst of August so I need to get my butt into gear.
There were at least 3 days where I didn’t get to write this week which sucks Hopefully next fortnight I’ll be able to report that I had 0 no writing days.
That’s all from me. I’d love to hear your writing updates so don’t be shy.