Dumps Week

Lots of things suck this week.

One, I am an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest loser. Didn’t make the next round. Didn’t really think I would, but it’s a bummer all the same. So I sent the novel out to a couple of publishers, but not holding out much hope. It’s not my time yet.

Two, it seems to be just the right time for editors to send rejections on the last short story I sent out. That’s fun.

Three, it’s the last week of spring break. Next week I have to go back to work, back to the classroom, back to reading painful first years’ writing, back to being harried and in contact with the rest of society. Blech.

The good news is there are only three weeks left in the semester. After that, I’m free for the summer, to write, to travel, to fail in finding funding all over again. Whee!

I feel I’ve gotten some good stuff accomplished these past couple of weeks. I’m back on track with my PhD stuff, having finished a short story draft, come up with lots of fun ideas for the digital adaptation, and have copious notes on getting my larger work started.

I’ve gotten rolling again with my current novel WIP. It’s my goal to write 1000 words a day on it, even when I’m swamped. I’m so tired of being mildly published. I need a damn book in my hands with my name on the cover.

Anyway, I have today and tomorrow, maybe Saturday, to get even more work done before it’s back to the grindstone. Can’t be slacking off on the blog all day!

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