With the Psycho series finished (and tagged accordingly to make it easier to find), it seems like I won’t have much of an excuse to update here. Of course, having an entry at least once a week is good practice and gives this site some reason for existing, so maybe I’ll try that. I got into the habit of posting on Fridays, so I’m making that my Completely Official Blog Entry Day (Except Of Course on Days When I Can’t or Don’t). Incidentally, a visiting poet in my creative writing class yesterday made the comment that to be an artist you also have to constantly self-document — to prove that you’re really doing what you say you’re doing. WELL I GUESS I HAVE THAT COVERED.
Ideally I’ll have a lot more to say in about a month, when I’ll be in England and doing the AtME series.
In the meantime, I haven’t updated my rejection counter in a while, so I better get around to that. I am (at the moment) up to 34 rejections, one of them being the second for my novel, Brutal, which was apparently “read with interest.” Since there are pretty much no publishers with an open submission system except for the ones I’ve already tried, I now have two options: go after an agent to solicit the manuscript, or put the novel away for a while and focus exclusively on getting short fiction published. I’m not sure which way I lean on this currently, but in any case I know that another draft of the novel is warranted, as I’ve grown unhappy with certain things about it. Hopefully I can work it into such a state that I won’t want to completely hate it in twenty years.
EDIT @ 10:40: Look what I found in Google cache!