Boy, aren’t we all happy no one plays that song anymore.
Just wanted to update you all on a few things. First, I’m currently a slush reader for Niteblade Magazine. I have always had interest in the publishing and editing side of writing, and decided to work from the ground up. It’s been an enlightening experience so far. As I go through the submissions, I keep wondering about the current way publishing is working. I can’t make any definite designs till I see how an issue I helped with is published. And anything I think will be too long to post here, so I will most likely have a post about it in the future.
Next, I just got news that I will be a panelist at Anthology 2011. I’ll be on two panels: one on the use of myth, religion, and folklore in fiction; the other is on MFA programs. If you are a speculative fiction writer or fan, and you have some free time in November, you will want to check it out. It is shaping up to be a great start to a new con.
Finally, I’m going through all my notes and starting a massive writing war strategy. I have a lot of story ideas that are going to be connected. So, what I’m doing is trying to map out as far ahead as I can on all of them instead of going book by book, story by story. While I’m doing that, I’m going through my backlog of half-starts and rough drafts and cleaning them up. I know not much else will get out this year, but I want to try for multiple acceptances next year. While I do that next year, I hope to have a novel in the works to have ready to start going out as soon as I can to use the publication momentum to the fullest effect.
I’m hoping to get recordings of the panels in November and post them here. If not I’ll still give rundowns of the events, especially the panels, for you all.