Today, I am now a card-carrying member of the Rejected Writers Club. Back in June I wrote and submitted a story, Project X. This is a short scifi piece that was not only a fun story I crafted but holds the honor of my first ever submitted work. For the first time in my life,… Continue reading A Write of Passage: My First Rejection
Project X: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
With my days off from work falling on Wednesday and Thursday, my ‘weekend’ is always a little off-kilter. The advantage though is that I’m the only adult who’s home and that provides good writing time as long as I’m able to manage my time properly. This past ‘weekend’ I was able to complete my work… Continue reading Project X: Signed, Sealed, Delivered
You Gotta Start Somewhere
Back in this post in April I talked about the idea of freelancing. Honestly, I forgot all about it and have been just working on Spirit Hackers these past few months. Last night I was searching around the Absolute Write forums and found an entire freelancing section. An interesting thread popped up that talked about… Continue reading You Gotta Start Somewhere
Calling for Submissions!
Last week I was graced with a comment by Stephanie, a fellow writer who is working on starting a new e-zine for writers. This publication is online-only and looking for people to submit their work if they’re looking to get published. I thought this new publication, The Oddville Press, sounded interesting and I wanted to… Continue reading Calling for Submissions!
Could I Freelance?
I don’t work in a writing environment. I’ve even blogged about how to make the transition into making money from my writing. Along with my Robert book and Mars, I’m thinking there has to be a way to submit short stories or articles to publications in order to generate some cash. I would hope that… Continue reading Could I Freelance?
I was browsing the Absolute Write FAQ on formatting manuscripts for submission. This FAQ is really interesting, as it goes through all the nitty-gritty questions that many people (including myself) have. Here’s one of the top tips I found there: Chapter Start Point Definition: When beginning a new chapter, the point on the page where… Continue reading Formatting