Writing Update – August 20, 2011

This week I’ve been chugging along on my novel, and I’m up to about 13,500 words now. That’s almost 50 pages, and I’m not yet a quarter of the way through my outline.

I had a few stories rejected by various publications, all par for the course. There’s a possibility that I’ve had a children’s story accepted by one place, but it isn’t confirmed yet. I currently have seven stories out in the ether, submitted to eleven different publications (because of simultaneous submissions of one story to multiple magazines).

I’ve had a sci-fi idea kicking around for a few weeks that finally blossomed yesterday, and I’ve been working on outlining it. I don’t know if I want to take time out from my novel to work on a different idea, though, especially since the outline for this new one is shaping up to be in the 10,000 to 15,000 word range, or possibly even longer, depending on how I structure it. I think I’m going to work more on the outline this weekend, and decide after that how I want to prioritize my projects.

Of course, I’m still working on my Master’s thesis, too. I’m doing revisions right now, and should hopefully be done those at some point next week.

When I find out whether my children’s story has actually been accepted, I’ll let everyone know where and when you can see it. Until then, I have lots of work in front of me!

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