Plans for today
Today will be a day of yard work and grocery shopping and hay-getting. I’ve already done the editing and I’ll probably do a little more tonight.
The whole editing goal is 350 pages and I’m currently on p. 66. I’ve given myself until August to do it all so that’s three months counting May. Tomorrow I’ll translate this into my monthly, weekly and daily targets. If I miss the August target, then it’ll be September before I can pick it up again and the next target would be October. So that’ll comprise my plan B.
So it’s not the end of the world if I don’t make projected goals, but I might shed some tears about this one if I don’t make it. I’m more confident when I know exactly what it is I’m trying to achieve and always, always I like to have a plan B (and sometimes even a plan C).
Last night’s moon
The moon really was pretty last night. I took this picture before I went to bed, but around 0530 I woke up and spent a few minutes on the porch basking in the moonlight. Temperature was perfect, mosquitoes were sparse and it was a nice moment.
While on Twitter yesterday I found an interesting conversation between @davidrozansky and @katmeis about a concept she’s working on called Bublish. One of the tweets described it as ‘Pandora for books’. So the idea is to offer clips of books and then it’ll connect the interested reader with the authors.
I thought it all sounds fascinating, and it’s supposed to be a free service, so I contacted @katmeis and she agreed to do a guest post for us here. She’s slotted for my next opening, which is May 29. In the meantime, here’s the website where you can learn a little more if you want: http://www.serendipitestudios.com/2012/04/introducing-bublish/
This week, I’m looking forward to a guest post from kyot zeta. It should be an entertaining treatment on Taming of a Wild Tangent. Don’t forget to tune in for that.
This week’s pitch will be from Joanna Gawn with The Lazuli Portals.
I almost forgot to mention that the Friday Fictioneers have a new Facebook page. It’s sort of the home away from home for the Fictioneer community between Fridays. You’re welcome to join us there: http://facebook.com/FridayFictioneers.
If you have a Facebook page, there’s a place there to list it so we can all ‘Like’ each other. Mine is also in the sidebar of this blog, easy to click on if you haven’t already done so.
And one more exciting bit of news I almost forgot to mention in today’s post is the short story I’d been working so hard on editing was approved and slotted for publishing. The date will be July 27. If you haven’t checked out Buzzy’s new scifi/fantasy magazine, please do: http://buzzymag.com. It’s a good one and they’re still taking submissions as far as I know. If you write those genres it’s a great market.
So how are things on your end of the world? Have you been submitting?