Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Insecure Writers Support Group

Hi Everyone. I found out that the online issue of Wormhole Electric that will feature just my stories will come out next March. The editor said I could use previously published stories, but I do want to include new stuff too. I've also been working with her to create a different cover than what Wormhole Electric usually uses. March is a good release month, because I'll can use the A to Z blogging challenge in April to drum up interest.

As far as "practice" marketing goes, I've redone my publishing page and added a link for the latest short story on this page, but that's about it. I should be spending more time blogging, but with the holidays, a sick little one, and other time sucking things, it hasn't happened. At least the IWSG Guide To Publishing is out and available. Boy, do I need to read it.

It's been too long since I've done any writing, except for what I thought was a chuckalicious family Christmas letter. My husband read it over and asked, "Where were the LOL parts?" Et tu, Brute? His rewrites are making me wonder how I'm going to react if I ever get the chance to work with an editor on one of my novels. It may not be pretty.

Maybe I'm just going a little buggy, but I can't seem to settle down and get to work. I did find a website featuring short story writing contests you can enter for free, and I am planning on doing at least one (if I can find that site again). I also have a new novel stalking through my head like a trapped tiger. However, I need to do more reseach before I let it out, but even that isn't easy. Twice I've tried to order used books through the B&N website only to have them turn up unavailable. Sorry B&N. I love you, but I'm going back to Amazon.

This week the kids will be home half of Thursday and all of Friday, and after that loong weekend, I'll have two weeks to work before they're home for Christmas break. Must stop screwing around and focus. BLEA!

Is anyone else in a ba-humbug mood? Are you productive this time of year? If so, what's your secret?