IWSG Day and Tri-Annual Writing Progress Report #2

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Happy IWSG Day! It’s the ninth IWSG of the year and I can’t believe 2019 is almost over. Throughout the year and years to come, we’ll gather together. Supporting each other in our writing community. Thanks for making it possible goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

The awesome co-hosts posting today are: Gwen Gardner, Doreen McGettigan, Tyrean Martinson, Chemist Ken, and Cathrina Constantiner!

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So what’s going on with me this month?

Well I’m back from my blogging break and back to blogging bi-weekly. On the first Wednesday of the month for IWSG and the third Monday/week of the month. Now that I’m back, here’s the writing progress report of my blogging break. And my future writing plans, if I can blast out of my writing slump, for the rest of 2019.

Submissions:

  • Five poems submitted to Write Bloody Publishing 2019 Poetry Book Contest was rejected. But was given suggestions to try submitting to Copper Canyon Press and University of Hell Press 
  • Same poems submitted again to Feminine Collect, two of which, “Self Portrait” and “Lessons in Language” were accepted 
  • Submitted a poem to Button Poetry Short Form Poetry Contest on Instagram

 

Fall/Winter Writing plan:

  • Revise and edit poems from Triplicity manuscript
  • Write new poems to include in Triplicity manuscript
  • Continue to observe and be alert to when Copper Canyon Press and University of Hell Press is open again for submissions

 

Wattpad:

  • No new stories added on Wattpad

 

Fall/Winter Writing plan:

  • Rewrite, revise and edit If Only for One Night short story
  • Decide to query or self publish short story If Only for One Night as an ebook
  • Write possible new short story WIP “The Anniversary Present” [tentative title]

 

 

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Writing:

  • Rewrite, revise and edit/Query “Love Lines” from Foreseen 1-4 novella series 
  • Start rewriting, revising and editing “Tall, Dark and Hateful,” second novella in the series 
  • Finish bonus story draft “Taming the Beast
  • Continue to observe and be alert when Carina Press Dirty Bits is open again to submissions
  • 1.49k reads, 62 votes on Wattpad

 

Fall/Winter Writing plan:

  • Start outlining and preplotting Holidaze trilogy novella series for 85K90 2020 Writing Challenge from January to March
  • Start outlining and preplotting new WIP, the Steele Brothers, duology
  • Extensively outline and preplot 2018 NaNoWriMo novel Hellsgate for NaNoWriMo 2019
  • Come to a decision, outline, preplot and write a short story to submit to Once Upon A Hollowed Eve: An Anthology of Romantic Ghost Stories by February 1, 2020 deadline
  • Review on hold novel projects and decide to commit to finish writing, rewriting, revising, editing and querying one in 2020-2023. In adjusting my original five year goal plan by adding an additional two year, I’ll be looking over and choosing between the following on hold novel projects:
    • Harbingers of El Tinor
      • A new adult fantasy story broken into two books.
        • Harbingers of War [tentative title of book two]
    • Nadia the Fire Witch
      • A young adult fantasy series, part of a quartet book series
        • Nadia and the Immortal Witch
        • Nadia and the Queen’s Trumpet [tentative title]
        • Untitled
    • Dreaming of You
      • An adult romance series, part of the Dream Brotha trilogy
      • Review and consider its spinoff series story idea featuring “Not Dreaming of You” heroine’s cousins and their friends
        • It Takes Three/ The Love Trap [tentative title]
        • Wedding and the City, a short/novella
        • Curvy Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
        • Love Academy [tentative title]
        • Love Busters [tentative title]
        • The Smexy Professor [tentative title]

 

 

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16 comments

    • Thanks Meka. I’m currently waiting on pins and needles until the day they’re published. And yeah, it’s a lot of plans, which I’m hoping I’ll be able to tackle despite the writing slump I’d fallen into.

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    • Thank you Pat. Right now I’m waiting for the publication date. As well as when the other suggested presses will be open for submissions to try sending my poetry too. In the meantime, I also hope I can achieve most if not all I have on the list, too. Here’s to kicking out my writing slump out the door.

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    • Thanks Chrys. I’ll try taking baby steps. A few words or sentences her and there. Or jump into the deep end of the writing pool by free writing whatever comes to mind, whether I use it or not.

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    • Thanks Gwen.So far, because of the slump I’ve been in, I don’t feel like I’m rocking it. Hopefully, this plan will be the jumpstart I need and not a deterrent. Or I might really have to get JK Rowling’s chair she sat in to write the Harry Potter books. But I remembered reading somewhere she’d auctioned it for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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    • When I first started blogging, I tried posting 5x a week. Eventually I was doing 2-3x a week, then only once a week. Considering I had plans to tackle down on rewriting and editing a few WIPs for 2019 (before this writing slump got a hold on me), I thought it’d be better to post twice a month, every other week. That way, my writing time wouldn’t be halved between blog posts and my WIPs.

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