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I'd planned on writing today, but instead picked up my pencil sketch drawing of Shraalan, one of the characters in my ongoing Torn World Story, Wild Snowy Chase, and worked on that.  The previous version and the present one are in the Works In Progress forum over at www.tornworld.net awaiting helpful comments.

Here's a thumbnail version.  You're welcome to offer critiques too.

In other news, I recently got an e-mail letting me know that the first reader on one of my stories sent it on to the editors, an e-mail acceptance for one of my flash fiction stories (though I don't have the contract yet), and several rejections.  I need to figure out where to send those stories before the new year--and then do a recap of my submissions.

I can tell you already I didn't make my 10/month goal every month.  Some months were just too busy, others I managed more than ten. 

I did really like that goal format, however.  Even in months when life was crazy, the goal didn't seem too big or too daunting, and when I didn't manage it, well, the first of the month I could start over with a reasonable goal, rather than feeling like I was dreadfully behind, which no matter how philosophical you are about collecting rejections, makes the depressing prospect moreso. 

Finally, being knee-jerk competitive doesn't hurt my creative output at all.  Contests are a good thing, when I'm not too exhausted to even feel competitive.


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Dec. 15th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Shraalan looks good! I may have to go look up the full size version to get a better look at her necklace.
Dec. 16th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Comments welcome, here or there!
Dec. 15th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)

for the pass on to editors and email acceptance!
Dec. 16th, 2011 06:19 am (UTC)
It's always fun to see your glittery comments! Thank you.

I've said before, and it's still true, it's more nerve-wracking to get a maybe mail, and then to have to wait for the final answer, than it is to send out stories in the first place.

Now, if only I knew why I'm not getting notifications of comments...probably another DDOS attack. *sigh*

(Watch me distract myself with irrelevancies! LOL)
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