‘Tis the weekend my friends

I’ve submitted my short-story for the Writer’s Digest Contest. If I could just make it into the top 25, I’d be so happy. Results wont be out until February. That’s so long from now!

I was truly hoping to submit it before yesterday. I imagine the closer and closer it gets to deadline the more submissions they receive. I wonder if they read them as they come in or wait until the submission period ends. Either way, it’s in and now the waiting begins.

I’ve also finished reading The Drop by Dennis Lehane. It was good, very Boston. I mean it’s Lehane so of course it was good.

I’ll do a review on good reads but I will share that there’ s a dog in the story and I spent most of the story worried about the dog which says a lot about the characters.

It’s been turned into a movie and I’m going to search for it on NetFlix.

Now that I’ve finished up my short story, I’m going back to working on Sarah Blue. I hope to get a good bit of hand-written editing completed this weekend and then tackle the edits in Pages.

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What are your writing goals for 2016?

I’ve been diligently working on my short story for the next Writer’s Digest contest. It has a very dark theme but it’s something that I started working on about a year ago with the aim of turning it into a novel or screen-play. However, before I can do that I need to finish Sarah Blue & the two sequels I have planned for her.

What are your goals for 2016?

I hope to start pitching Sarah Blue. I thought I’d be doing that this month but I’ve after reading through the Guide to Literary Agents: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published (Chuck Sambuchino), I decided to do some more editing.

Nearly every agent in that book said: “Don’t submit too early. Edit, edit, edit.” So I took that as a sign to edit some more.

I’ve been debating getting some beta-readers to take a look at it. If you’re interested, please email me at: EverythingOnPaperIsPerfect@yahoo.com or DM me on Instagram.

Leave your 2016 writing plans and goals in the comments!


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