jessicasteiner: (I Write Therefore I Am)
Though it may not be obvious from the silence around here, I've written several blog posts recently! I am working on a series about freelance editing and I want them all to be done before I post the first one, for various reasons, so stay tuned, I guess.

I've also been plugging away at my various projects. Yesterday, I updated my profile with more information about what I'm working on and the status of them, and I'm going to try to keep that information reasonably current.

I've selected my piece of artwork for the Reverse Big Bang on [community profile] originalbigbang. I have to write a minimum 1000 word piece inspired by the artwork by May 22nd, so it's percolating around in my brain right now. I definitely have a few ideas and I'm making some notes, but I don't want to wind up writing something really long, so I'm letting it gel a bit before I sit down to write it. It's going to involve werewolves and time travel, I think.

This morning I found out about two fiction contests that I might enter.

The Canadian Authors Association is holding a Fiction Contest for fiction between 1000 and 2000 words, deadline October 10, 2012. The prizes range between $50 and $300 (though I don't understand why the second place prize is smaller than the first place...) and the winners get published in an anthology.

There's also the Surrey International Writer's Conference Writing Contest. There are several categories, but the Storyteller category is between 2500 and 5000 words, which is more of a range I can sink my teeth into compared to the CAA contest. Deadline for that one is September 14, 2012 and the winner gets $1000 and publication in the SIWC anthology.

I'm definitely going to enter the second one, and I might do a little something for the first one, too. I plan to go to SIWC this year if I can possibly afford it, and last time I went I didn't find out about the contest until it was too late.
jessicasteiner: (Solitaire)
Yeah, so I've committed myself to a bunch of things and I feel I should probably... get them straight in my head so I don't miss a deadline.

And who knows, it may be interesting to someone besides me. So this is what I'm working on, in some kind of hierarchical order whose logic is obscure even to me:

  • Final line edit and polish of The Sleeping Death - 189/402 pages complete

  • First draft of The Dreaming - 18/27 chapters written. I've actually got to go back and total up the words on this because I have no idea how many words I've got total.

  • World building and plotting for a series I am referring to as Harry Potter in Space with Aliens (working title for book 1: Dale Shepard and the Bug Aliens from Outer Space)

  • Signed up for a 10,000 word original story for [community profile] originalbigbang - Rough draft and summary due September 15th

  • Signed up for a 1000 word reversebang for [community profile] originalbigbang - Claiming April 24th, story due May 22nd

  • Research on Sengoku-period Japan for a possible alternate history steampunk series set in that time period.


In addition to those substantive projects, some things to keep in mind:

  • Going to try to write some ebook reviews and crosspost them to [community profile] sps

  • Signed up for [community profile] thedailywriter, with a goal of 10,000 words for the month of April. It's April 6th and I'm already blowing that goal away - 6191/10,000

  • also signed up for [community profile] words_count with a goal of 500 words per day and 1 hour per day of writing-related activity, including editing. I've been doing well with that and have checked in each day with my activity.


So that's what I'm up to. How about you?

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