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July?

Eeep, where is the year going? I think I say that every month, but it never seems to change. I am stunned that it’s moving by so quickly.

I had a few goals for June, and I’m not interested in going back to see what they were as I am pretty sure I bombed on them a few times. I did, however, complete the latest round of revision on the novella formerly known as Mocha Nihilism. I also submitted three short stories, and while I’m pretty sure they will all get rejected, it’s just nice to have something out doing the rounds.

This month I’m going to do something a bit different, in that it’s pretty much all about a first draft. Two days ago I started working on Chasing Ascension (which feels great, btw, now that I don’t have MN in the back of my head going ‘finish revising me, finish revising me!’). I’ve set a teeny tiny daily goal (100), but am finding that because it’s so low, I am hitting it, and steadily increasing the number of words I get out. I mean, a chimp can write 100 words a day, so I can totally do it. I HAVE to, otherwise I’m a tadpole or something (they can’t write 100 words a day as flopping from key to key is far too tiring and they would die from the effort). I don’t want to be a tadpole. So I’m writing.

MN is currently out with a million readers (okay, seven, but it’s possibly the most I’ve ever had read one thing other than when I was at Critters.org so it feels like a lot) and I am doing my very best to pretend that isn’t the case. It’s not that I think they will rip it to shreds, it’s just that right now I’ve worked on it a lot and I don’t want to think about all the potential revisions they will come back to me with πŸ˜‰ All in good time, my friends, all in good time.

So, that’s me. I’m also hoping to find time to revise a couple more short stories and get those out into the world, but mostly I’m focusing on CA. It’s the first first draft of a longer piece in a long time, and will be a great warm up for when I start writing Saving Tomorrow (after I do my final passes of MN and send that out to a couple of places).

What are you up to this month?Β 

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15 thoughts on “July?”

  1. “What are you up to this month?”

    Harass the dog, play with the kids, slap the wife on the ass and smoke a Cuban cigar rolled on the thighs of virgins, in celebration of having another book to query.

      1. I didn’t say it was READY. I just said I had one to query, eventually.

        I’m having someone proofread it. You know I would never send anything out without you looking at it!

        :p

    1. Which book do you want to read first? I have TWO!

      Do you want to read the contemporary (mostly) YA epic love story that will make you cry and then desire to kick the crap out of me, or would you like SPACE OPERA in which I kill off your favorite character?

      Choose wisely.

      Heeeeeeeeeeee.

      1. You made my heart stop for a moment. That is not a fair decision at all. I feel like crying already! lol Evil writer! I think, maybe, I’ll have to have the epic love story first, I need to postpone the reading of the death 😦

  2. Go Cassie! Must be a great feeling to have Mocha Nihilism off to some readers. Glad you’re getting some time to write again! -hugs- Hopefully you’re getting some sleep along with it!

    1. A little more. I think there might be a light at the end of this sleep deprived tunnel – or I’m hallucinating. Anything is possible! lol thanks for the support

  3. Good on you for getting MN finished. Any anxiety about revisions aside, it must be a great feeling.

    Most of my July plans revolve around getting an MFA portfolio together, but somehow I keep finding anthologies/competitions I want to submit to…

    1. There are so many tasty antho’s around at the moment, so I can sympathise! Hope the portfolio comes together quickly so you can get back to the writing πŸ˜‰

      I know that MN needs more work, I got to the point where I could no longer see objectively though and needed outside opinions. So, we’ll see what that turns up and get back to work… it never ends πŸ˜‰

  4. *looks at blog post*
    *looks at empty e-mail*
    Gee, that’s strange. I could’ve sworn you said you’d finished MN, but you wouldn’t finish it and not send it to me, would you? Cause you’re just not that type of girl… right?

      1. Yes but then you said you were changing pretty much everything I pointed out to you. It’s different now, isn’t it?

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