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Eeek!

I feel like I’ve lost the last week, though I’m sure that it’s not been that long since I blogged. I feel like I must say it a lot, but I really don’t know where the time is going.

Tomorrow marks the start of NZ Speculative Fiction Blogging Week, and I am nowhere near as prepared as I had planned to be! That’s okay though, I have a few posts up my sleeves and will just have to write the rest of them on the fly πŸ˜‰ Is there anything you’d like to hear about in particular? Feel free to make requests/ask questions, and I’ll do the best I can to cover them over the week.

I’m getting closer to being finished the current short story. It’s been hard not to start a new one, or switch to a different one, but I am determined to finish it off first. My list of things to complete really needs to be shortened. When I have a few minutes here and there I am still adding to the novel though, so it means I am getting writing done most days even if it doesn’t feel a lot like progress.

I had a rejection email a couple of days ago that made me laugh, and then made me think. It wasn’t funny, exactly, more that I had obviously misinterpreted what the website was looking for. They said my story was far too depressing! I had never considered it depressing, so it made me giggle. I’m coming to realize that a lot of what I write IS a little dark and disturbing, while not often falling into the horror genre, which can make it hard to find a home for. Ah well. I find it amusing because in general I am a pretty happy, optimistic person. One might not think so from some of the stories I write πŸ˜‰

Anyways, signing off for now. This was just a quite pre blogging week update. I shall be back tomorrow with a post about… well, I’m not sure yet! I’ll think of something though.

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2 thoughts on “Eeek!”

  1. As one who writes plenty of angst, I had to smile at that rejection. My MS that’s out is not for the faint of heart, and in querying such a story, I accept not EVERYONE is going to immediately jump all over it. But such is the nature of the muse. I remember reading a quote by Stephen King along the lines of, “What makes you think I have a choice of what to write?’ After I read that, I never had another concern with the tone of my work. It’s just my voice, and I too am a pretty happy optimistic person. πŸ™‚

    Good luck on the week of NZ Spec Fic blogging!

    1. lol thanks. I have a feeling I’m going to need it! I really wish I was better prepared, but am sure something will crop up to inspire me πŸ™‚ once I get out of this sleep deprivation fog anyways.

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