Ending July with a bang and kicking off August with two more short story sales, novel query and submission news, and starting my August short story challenge.
I've been spending my time doing a lot of career planning and looking to the future. The question on my mind is: this time next year, where do I want to be? The answers I've been chewing on are the steps and moves I need to make to get to that dream writer-self by July 2023. I do this type of thinking/planning every year and whether or not I get the thing I want, I always end up in a better place than where I started with opportunities crawling out of the woodwork. But how do I build on that to make sure my career and craft are constantly growing?
Along with a link to one of my June 2022 stories, I've included a large list of abortion funds for people to volunteer with, donate to, and use for whatever resources they need.
I feel like I've been heavy in this cavern of learning and consuming over the past month. I don't think I've made any big sales, though I did hear back about a story being held for further review. Bittersweet news. I hope the story gets accepted, but if it doesn't, it getting held means the story is doing something right.
Help me pick a new blog post topic! With my workload and interest, I feel like the whole 'What I'm Consuming' blog post doesn't really align with the work I want to spend my time on. I've been kicking around the idea of what to use this week for and have come up with nothing.
All about what I've been working on over the past month, including my recent sales to the Washington Post, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and so much more.
Check out the songs and books that have been inspiring me these past few weeks!
Updates on my query journey, my editing work exploits, takeaways from Futurescapes, and more, like bread pictures.
Spyro Gyra, Atlanta, and other shit I've consumed the past few weeks.
Futurescapes, querying, subs, and more. A month in my writing life.