Over the last week or so:
Submission #23 – to Strange Horizons
Rejection #18 – an 8-day “nice writing” but “no grab” from F&SF
After several days of not writing, I outlined a story today. It’s not ready to be written yet, it’s close, but it needs to be mashed with *something.* I’m hoping that it will become clear to me what that something is by Monday, so that I can devote next week to writing the story. On the other hand, it may be that I’ll have a whole bunch of shiny new ideas by then, since I’m attending a Hugo House workshop on Sunday with Connie Willis.
So, why no writing for several days? Well, I’ve been skiing, which tends to cut down on productivity. I’ve also been focussed more on photography than writing lately. And I think my brain needed a bit of a break. Lazy brain. Anyway, I feel like I should be able to get back into the swing of things starting with next week.