When I started this blog I thought I'd post something every day, but I'm finding I just don't have something I want to share every day. In fact, I've been struggling to think of anything I want to write here for several days. I've been busy, both with work and with writing, and nothing of any real life-changing significance has occurred. I've had a couple of rejections, but after the high of last week's acceptances, I'm not surprised. I don't have a whole lot of work submitted at the moment actually. I've been saving my new stories for contests, so they haven't been going out. In November, when both contests are finished, I'll have a lot of stuff to send out.
I've been trying to work on my novella for the anthology, but am struggling a little to find where I can expand it. I've tinkered around a bit, added a few scenes, changed the timeframe of a couple of events and thrown in a new character whose role I'm unsure of as yet. I hope it will come together soon. I'm hoping to sit down with it for a few hours tomorrow and knock something out.
I'm also hunting around for beta readers for Prayer and Prey. This draft is done and I need some critiques to make it better. My WDC novel groups are great, but it takes so long for people to get through your whole book that if I had to wait for that, it would be a year or more before I was ready to start querying. I don't want to wait that long. One member of one of my groups has finished it, but most of them are still lingering around chapter 3 or 4. I've taken all M's advice, and now I need some from other people. I'll get some print copies made, and a couple of my workmates have agreed to read it, but I'm not sure how much they will be able to help. If any of you out there are interested, just let me know!
I'm beginning to think I might end up sending P & P out before whatever Assignment 9 eventually becomes (I will have to change the title once I've changed the framing story because it won't be an assignment anymore). I'm quite excited to write it. Casey's voice is beginning to haunt me again...