Final Tri-Annual Progress Report & 2018 Writing Plan

BEGIN 2018 WRITE

Usually I’d post this during the final days of December, right before the New Year. Alas, December 31 was on a Sunday. And I’ve become a stickler in keeping with my posting schedule. So I compromised to have this post published right as the old year ends and the new year begins.

But before I start regaling you with my final progress report and 2018 writing plans, I just want to say…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Now, in 2017 I made a lot of plans. Some I was on goal, others I was not. In particular in not writing any new stories until at least I’ve completed one or two of my current  WIPs. But I did write 30 new poems in NaPoWriMo this past April. And I did get two poems, both written during NaPoWriMo, published in an online magazine.

Anyways, here’s a look at my writing progress from September to December. And what my writing plan for 2018 will be.

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How to Have a Successful #IWSGPit

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Oh yes, you are not seeing things. The IWSG (Insecure Writer’s Support Group) has thrown their hat in doing a twitter pitch event. And next week Thursday, July 27th is their first ever pitch event.

Are you an IWSGer? Have you queried your manuscript far and wide and still haven’t received a response? Or rejected more times than you can count? Do you have a manuscript that’s polished and ready to submit to publishers and agents?

Well, #IWSGPit might be your chance to get your baby in front of them.

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How to Pitch Like a TV Guide

How to Pitch Like a TV Guide

First off, Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their day off and barbecue.

Second, in the words of that pilot once abducted by aliens from the Independence Day movie…

“I’m bbbaaaccckkkkkk!”

And this time for good, well until my next possible break in November for NaNoWriMo which won’t nearly be as long. So yes. I’m back. Blogging every Monday at 8. And just in time for the third session of #PitMad of the year which is happening this Thursday on September 8.

If you’re not familiar with the rules visit Brenda Drake’s website. If you’ve participated in #PitMad before or other pitch events and it was a bust, don’t give up hope yet.

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Was #PitMad A Bust? Then Try These Other Twitter Pitches*

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As you know, every three months there’s a Twitter pitch session called #PitMad. And every six months there’s a Twitter pitch just for science fiction and fantasy authors called #SFFpit. But they’re not the only Twitter pitches around. So for today’s post, I’m sharing  a few upcoming pitches that you can take part in.

  1. V#PitchCB. #PitchCB is a one day event like #PitMad. But is hosted by the Curtis Brown Literary & Talent Agency. It launched last July and takes place every fourth Friday of the month. To take part, you pitch your manuscript in 140 characters, only once for the entire day, with the hashtag #PitchCB. If your pitch is favorited by an agent, then submit to that agent and follow their submission guidelines. Continue reading