The lack of progress update last weekend was due to an emergency at the day job infringing on my weekend. So today I’ll have to give two weeks’ worth of updates!
I finished NaNoWriMo at 78,923 words. While that’s an impressive amount of words, I barely wrote during the final week and I didn’t finish my novel. I got stuck trying to get from Where The Characters Are to The End.
I spent some time working on the problem, and I now have an outline that should get me there. I’m hoping to finish the book by the end of December.
I have a mass of writing-related plans for when I get there. In approximate order:
- apply for the Lamda Literary writers’ retreat in August 2017, applications are due in January
- research agents for submitting the Plague Novel and work on new submissions
- research creating a Patreon for self-publishing my short stories
- revise the Flight novel
- research sites seeking essay submissions and consider submitting essays
You’ll note that resubmitting my short stories to web-magazines is not on that list. The amount of time that I invest there doesn’t seem worth the possible rewards at this point.
Besides, I have a Web serial idea kicking around in my head and I think I would much rather look into the Patreon aspect for publishing short fiction, since I think that might be a good platform for publishing something like that.
To make a long story short, despite rejections and setbacks, writing progress continues.