So, if you've been following along, you know I've been actively submitting flash fiction to online publications.
Over the last couple of months, I've submitted ten times. Six of those submissions are still in consideration and four have been rejected. All four of those rejected have been resubmitted to other publications. (I know. Makes me dizzy as well. I have a spreadsheet.)
I also have one story I wrote last week that hasn't yet left my iPad. Its a good one.
Bottom line is I am marketing seven new and original short stories. Not too shabby.
After my initial blitz, I'm trying to get smarter about where I send my work. And I'm considering some print publications. And I'm considering longer works of fiction. And I'm considering...
Too much time considering and not enough time writing.
What I'm probably going to do is let these stories run through several submissions while I work on my novel. My protagonists are getting pissed, and one of them is a pretty dangerous guy.
I haven't completely ignored the long stuff, but so far I'm still in first gear, or first chapter as it were. It's time to get some real daily word counts done.
I have a quick question for you. You can E-mail me at caseygfreeland (at) gmail (dot) com or just (if it works now) comment below.
Actually the question has two parts:
1) How do you read novels? Do you prefer hardbacks, paperbacks, Kindle, iBooks, audiobooks, laptop, Nook, etc.? For me I would say 40% audibooks, 40% iBooks and 20% hardbacks.
2) When do you read novels? Do you read before bed, lunch breaks, weekends, mornings, during commute, only on vacation, etc. For me it's mostly when I drive and before bed.
Okay, seriously, thanks for reading.
Off to mother effin write!