Writing Report Card I

“Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils.” – Margaret Atwood

It’s July. Yes, the SEVENTH month of the year! SEVENTH!

Anyway, I did not post in June at all. Not one post! Despite the fact that I intended to post at least twice a month. I don’t have any excuse for not posting, but I know I have to do better and while I do that, I need to remind myself not to be so hard on myself.

I was trying to come up with ideas for how I could keep this promise to myself of posting more regularly, when it hit me that since this blog is about my writing endeavours, I should be posting about what I’ve done with regard to that. So, every month (I hope), I’ll share what I’ve done with regard to putting my writing out there in the world. Okay, let’s get to it –

  1. VSS365a – Which stands for Very Short Stories 365 (days a year) Anthology. Since the 1st of June, I’ve been tweeting, based on a given prompt, very short stories AKA vss, for possible inclusion in an anthology of Very Short Stories. In the beginning, I wrote my stories related to a WIP I was working on, but after a while, the well dried up so I just wrote. The closing date for inclusion for the anthology has now passed, but I still continue to write because, well, it’s fun.
  2. 50-word-stories – As I’ve mentioned before, I have every intention of submitting a story every month to this site. My last published flash fiction was in April. I submitted a story in May and June, both rejected, and just sent in one for July. So, we’ll see how that goes. Once, I get an acceptance, I’ll post the acceptance and the rejections here.
  3. WIP – I’ve got several going on at once, but my most recent, is a collection of posts about my experience as Maid of Honour at my sister’s wedding. It’s still sitting in Scrivener, waiting to be edited, for a cover page, and everything else.

And that’s it, hope there’s an update next time (crossing my fingers and toes)!

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