Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday's Writing Update: August Stats, September Goals, and a Blogger Award

Happy Wednesday!

August is finished and we're almost a full week into September. It's hard to believe this time next month I'll be in Richmond, VA for the James River Writers Conference.

So, on to August stats:
Submissions: 0
Rejections: 3
Acceptances: 0
Total Words: 15,115
Pages Edited: 601

I don't have many submissions out there, but I'm considering taking some of my shorter works and self-publishing them. In fact, I would like to write two and a half more short stories in my Foxwick land and created a small short story collection titled The Foxwick Chronicles: Women of Foxwick. So you might see this collection in December, if I can get everything together.

As for my novel Virtuoso, things aren't looking too good for it. There are major issues and I'm running out of time and energy to fix them right now. So starting last Friday, I began working on The Phoenix Prophetess. I'm completely in love with it. I've read it two times already and have started edits. It may be against my original plans, but I stand by my decision.

How is everyone else doing? Have you switched what you were working on for something you were more passionate about? How did that go?

Also, thank you Cher Green for giving me the Liebster Blog Award! 

The rules:
1. Thank the giver of the award and link back to them.
2. Give the Liebster to five bloggers and let them know with a comment to their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
4. Have faith your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. Have blogging fun!

I would like to give this award to:

Lisa Rusczyk – She doesn't blog too much, but she's pretty awesome. She works as an editor and has some new books out on Kindle. 

LindsayDuncan – She's a sweetheart and a harpist as well as a writer. 

ChristineRains – I know she's already received this award once, but she's one of my best friends and the reason I'm a writer. 

Jenn Nixon – She's an awesome romantic suspense writer and writes in other genres too. She's all about giving back and promoting authors on her blog. 

Bill Blume – He has an awesome blog with a comic strip he creates himself. I'm loving his steampunk one. Plus, he has the coolest stuffed animals. 


C D Meetens said...

Sorry to hear about the issues with Virtuoso, but The Phoenix Prophetess sounds interesting. Is that related to last Friday's Flash Fiction?

I'm supposed to be rewriting, but I keep putting it off. Hope to knuckle down this weekend. Also have a new idea buzzing around my head. I wouldn't normally mind, but I'm supposed to be doing rewrites, not developing a new story :/. Still better to have too many ideas than too few ;).

Aubrie said...

15K is good for word count, especially considering all that editing you did.

I'm sorry about Virtuoso. But you have to go where your heart is.

I worked on my novella before diving into my third book in the New Dawn series, and it was a breath of fresh air.

I think the change will be good. You can always come back to Virtuoso.

The East Coaster said...

*Picks jaw up from floor*
You edited 600 pages?!?! That's amazing - well done!

Christine Rains said...

Aw, thank you for the award! :) Virtuoso is good, but you know you have to go with what you're passionate about. The Foxwick Chronicles sound awesome. What a way to explore your world! I'm still revising. Slow going. I'm fighting wanting to submit it. I really want to do it!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I'm a firm believer in work on the story that your heart wants to. It turns it into fun instead of work. So I hope that The Phoenix Prophetess behaves! (love the title, btw)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Congrats on the Leibster Award. :) *Hugs* I admire your word count! Keep on trudging, because soon the waiting will end!


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Deniz Bevan said...

Sounds like you're doing great! 601 pages edited??? Wow!