Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I'm feeling a little more positive about things this week. The result, I think, of getting my cannibal pirate shipwreck story back into circulation, finishing a rewrite on 'Conscription' (awaiting some feedback), starting to think about changes on the train story (short version) and a few words (which might come to nothing) on a different theme.

With a bit of luck I might even get 'Conscription' into circulation in the next week - which I think would bring my list of circulating stories to 6. I'm just not sure what the right market for it is.

I'm heading off to Grafton on the weekend to catch up with a friend - I'm planning to take my novel manuscript and spend my time on airoplanes and at airports profitably.

I also started my Christmas shopping. Three presents bought. I really must do the rest before the queues start. I hate queues. (Actually I'm not that mad on Christmas either... but I pretend for the sake of others)

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I'm at home!

I've had one of those weekends, lots of friends in town from out. Wonderful to see them all - but I feel a bit like I've spent all weekend rushing from one social gathering to the next with barely a pause for breath!

Writer's group this afternoon - just a small number of us and only one story - but good to be talking and thinking writer thoughts (and sharing writer angst!)

Inspired I came home and napped! Now have settled in bathrobe on the couch and am working on a rewrite of 'Conscription' which I've let hang for way too long. Also determined to hit the send button this evening and re-introduce one of my stories into the editorial ether. It's time I got my count of stories in circulation back up again.