Hello, friends. I’ve been silent far too long, but I decided not to write until I had something worth saying.
It occurred to me that you might like to know what I’ve been up to. So here’s a list:
I’m still writing about Laurel, Alexa, Flapjack and the others. My goal is to have the story finished by the end of July. I’d like to shop it around at the Realm Makers Conference to gauge interest.
2. Map Making
To keep going forward, I needed a picture in my head of where the characters are headed, so I stopped and made a map. What do you think?
It also occurred to me that the title of the story might not capture its essence. I’ve been playing around with names. I’d love to hear which one(s) you like:
Not people, stories! 🙂 And by invitation. I’ve spent some time reading other people’s work and weighing in on what is good and what can be improved. If you’re a writer and you’ve never been on the other side of a writing contest, it’s eye-opening. You really can tell a lot about a story by the first page or two.
I’ve submitted a couple of short stories to contests, and I’m also helping to coordinate a couple of short story contests. I’ll be writing a blog post soon on why I think short stories contests are so important – so stay tuned!
That’s what’s been going on with me. Now, what have you been up to while I’ve been gone?