It’s been a few days. Work and a failed Christmas party (thanks a lot gods of ice and snow!) put me in a little bit of a funk. I’m an artist, it happens. But today I finished editing my story Kind and submitted that SOB to Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
It is my eventual goal to write a Doctor Who novel. And a zillion other novels. But I love the show. Been watching since I was a kid. Also saying the goal out loud on here, means I actually have to do something about it. But I need some clips first so I don’t look like just another fan girl. So here’s the plan:
Step 1: Get published (maybe in 3 places but I’ll settle for one good 1.)
Step 2: Write up a synopsis for a good Doctor Who Novel (while waiting to get published.)
Step 3: Send Synopsis, clips, sample chapter to BBC.
So yep. That’s my plan and I’ve planned it. Wish me luck.
Yesterday I went to my cousin’s wedding. I presented him with a nice typewriter, all old and dirty and in working order. He was thrilled because like me, he loves old things and writing. But that’s about all I did for my writing career that day… Other than observe people and wander if they looked like friends of mine from the future. That counts as character designing, doesn’t it?
Today was a work day and it snowed. I almost got murdered a zillion times on the way home and saw a crashed bus. Everyone was sliding all over the ice and it was scary as hell. My car she doesn’t like the ice. She doesn’t like anything, actually. She is annoying and whenever there was a hill she just said, “Nope, go around.” So it took an hour plus to get home from work. And then it was illustration time! I finished two illustrations and then….
I’m researching places to send my fiction. A few of them have writing fees. I’m wondering if the fees are worth it. I mean if there’s a good chance of getting published I will pay it. But if there is no chance…well, I’d rather pay for electricity. But anyway, today was spent compiling a list of places to send short stories. I want to get a few of them published and then I am going to edit a bunch of my novels and start pitching them.
If anyone has any tips, comment. I am willing to do a lot to break into publishing. I think underneath it all that telling stories is the most amazing thing you can do with your life. Because it makes people think. It makes people feel and it imagines the future for scientists to puzzle out the magic behind whatever nonsense you’ve invented. Anyway, back to the list. Need at least five places to send submissions.
Tomorrow I will be creating a submission Excel Spread Sheet. I read several ‘Breaking into Fiction’ Articles and now I must steal all their info and use it for my nefarious goals.