Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Here's the plan

You see those lists to the right of my blog? I wanna make 'em longer.

In particular, the
'Waiting to hear back from' section - this is for places I've sent stories to which are being judged/considered.

If a piece is accepted it will be moved into the
'Coming Soon' list, and then the 'My stories appear in' bit.

It's quite a good, simple, motivational tool for me. A kind of reminder to keep things moving and flowing, especially as I'm not really working on any new stuff this week.

But I am looking over old stories and seeing (immediately in most cases) how they need to be edited and re-worked into something publishable.

Along with this, I'm looking at new places to sub, big and small.

So today's new thing I found: a neat little place that only publishes stories that are 6 sentences long. I had an interesting time re-working an already written story made of 13 sentences into one made of 6.

I realise that this could be obvious to the editors when they read it, so it will be interesting to see if they go for it. They promise a reply in 6 days, so I'll let you very soon.


~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Hi. Just found you. Did you find me through 6S?

Jessica said...

Hi - Rob is really friendly over at Six Sentences. He always responds to submissions :)

Patsy said...

I like the idea of making the 'waiting to hear' list public as it seems a great reminder to actually have some work out under consideration - hope it works for you.

Teresa Stenson said...

Tessa - I believe I did find you through 6S, which I found through Jessica's blog, I think... I've been reading quite a few writing blogs this week and following so many links, but I think that's this particular connection.

Thanks for the assurance, Jessica. It does seem like a friendly site. And thanks to you I found it!

Hi Patsy - I actually tried to comment on your blog yesterday but couldn't, and I tried a few times as well. So, yes, hello! It's Teresa from MW, by the way, in case you hadn't realised. And yes, that's exactly why I've included the 'waiting to hear list'. That and, I like lists...