This month has been a rough one writing wise. I am behind my goal curve and though I have time to make up the difference I have a hard time imagining my doing so. I think I’m a little burned out from the massive effort of last month, but i’m trying not to let that happen. My two main projects have been a struggle for me as of late. Last month the words came so easy, but now i look at the screen and i feel nothing. I am thinking that I may try for another short story just to help break things up and get the creativity flowing again. Perhaps I will spend some time this weekend looking for a publication that I will aim at getting published in.
I have spent a lot of time editing a story I wrote last month and I plan on submitting it by the end of next week or the week after. I am a little nervous about submitting the story because it will be my first submission to a serious publication and though I accept rejection as an all to real possibility I am not looking forward to it.
I have decided that I need to spend more time trying to get stories published in locations other than my blog. Having a writing resume that can refer publishers to more than just my blog would be a good thing. Perhaps I should even consider working on some major writing contests and the like as well. My book reviews have earned me some readers and I have gotten more and more submissions for review as of late so I’ll stick with them, though honestly the more reviews I do and the better I feel about my own writing the more critical I am becoming.
With all of that being said I’ve started to get a little jealous as of late. Good friends of mine like Craig Sotolano and Steve Umstead are selling books and finishing up on their second efforts and I can’t help but feel like I should be further along by now. I am not by nature a jealous person and I am proud of my friends and wish them nothing but the best and I bask in the glory of their awesomeness, but dammit I want to get published.
Steve told me about ReaderCon, a speculative fiction convention for readers and writers. It got me thinking about how seriously I take my writing and getting my work out there. Should I be out and about? Should I be networking and making friends in person in addition to online? I looked online and I found there is a convention here in North Carolina in November. It is hosted by the North Carolina Writers Network. I had not heard of this group until yesterday and now all I can think about is joining them and finding my way to this convention. The membership is $75 and I haven’t even looked at the price of the convention itself. I have got to find a way to pay for both. It is bordering on obsession.
I am trying hard to keep the faith. I know if I keep on writing and work hard i’ll be able to make it all happen. This year I have managed to put well over 100,000 words on the screen yet I feel no closer to finishing anything I have in the works. I will keep going and I will make all of this work and I will be published. Screw my jealousy. I have good friends who are talented and I am happy for them. I don’t want to be jealous about my friend’s success, I want to be successful like my friends, and that makes all the difference in the world.
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