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April 2021 Goals

My God, it’s April already! Oh my God it’s 2021! How do these things happen?

I know, it’s all about time. Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. Etc.

I didn’t meet all of my March goals. In review, I did launch Daikaijuzine 5 on March 21 the way I intended, so yay for that! I’ve also been meeting my school goals, so I win there as well.

Let’s talk about writing, though.

I did not complete the outline revision of And the Devil Will Drag You Under, but I made significant progress. So finishing that outline and beginning the rewrite is one goal for April.

I did not revise either “Sauromancy” or “The BIM” the way I had hoped I would, but I did revise “Mrs” and submitted that. No response from the market yet. Here’s hoping they like it.

I’ve also been submitting twice per week, every Monday and Thursday. So yay me for that! I intend to keep on doing that.

For more immediate goals, I intend to write and submit  short story to Grist Magazine’s “Imagine 2200” writing contest. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on April 12, so this will be tight, given that I have no idea what I’m going to write.

I think that’s it for my April goals. This coming Sunday is Easter, of course, which will be the perfect day to write about my religious beliefs, so look for that if that’s your sort of thing. Be well, and shoot for your goals!


A Contest, Won!

To be honest, I’d forgotten that I’d entered the WritersWeekly Fall 2007 Short Story Contest.  I’d entered as a lark, a way to spend a weekend in solidarity with my friend Ray Solberg and her friend John Goodrich.  It was fun, but I thought my story, "In the Living Room, a Painting", was rather weak despite claims from many of my writer buddies that it was quite good and captured well that combination of horror and humor at which I’m apparently very talented.

So it came as a surprise to me when I received an email today informing me that my story had tied for third place in the contest!  Forget the prizes (well, I’ll happily take the check!).  It’s exciting just to have won a contest for my writing.

The winning story has been published on the WritersWeekly website, here, and is also available on my personal website, here.

Support Me in the 2007 NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon
NaNoWriMo 2007

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