“…we make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones…” – Stephen King
Since I’ll be travelling at the end of the month, I reminded myself not to procrastinate for this month’s Writing Report Card, and to get it written and posted. So, here we go!
- VSS365 Anthology – It’s currently available on Amazon as an e-book and in paperback. I’ve got the e-book version myself and can’t stop admiring it *insert slightly satisfied smile here* The minute it was published, I shared the exciting news via social media. Though I have to admit that I was a little shy at first to tell folks that I had the stories selected and published because after all, the stories are just tweet-length, not novel-length, so in my mind, I was making a big thing out of a little thing. Then, of course, I berated myself because no matter the length of the story, it is still an accomplishment which should be celebrated. Sometimes, it’s true what they say – the hardest critic is your own darn self.
- 50-word-stories – So, I submitted my September story a few days before the monthly deadline and just heard back a couple of days ago that it was not selected to be published. Now, I’ve got to polish my October submission, which is an extended version of one of my #vss365 tweets, and send it off soon!
Upcoming writing plans:
- Call for submissions – There’s a call for submission for an online travelogue site. The theme of the submission is ‘overcoming fears’ and should be within 1000 – 1500 words. I have a few ideas swirling but the deadline is the 15th of October, so I’m excited to submit something but worried about making the deadline. I’m a MAJOR procrastinator.
- A new blog post series – Since I’ll be traveling with my mum soon, I thought of blogging about it since traveling with her has never been boring, rather too exciting sometimes. I intended to set up another blog but received sound advice to set up a series within this blog instead. So, I’ll be organising that soon (I hope). I’m also still thinking about a title for the series. Ideas welcomed!