Wednesday, April 2, 2014

IWSG April 2014

In support of Insecure Writer Support Group, I figured I'd share (briefly) how I'm turning a negative into a positive.  Right this very moment!

I'm certain everyone who knows about this has already forgotten all about it.  Which is fine!  But technically submissions for Mouldwarp Press Presents #2 "Song Remains the Same" ended in December.  And also, the deadline was changed to this December.  But I don't think I'll be getting any submissions.

I'm so sure I've started writing the alternate version myself.  This completely violates the spirit of the thing.  As with a number of extremely small press entities that kind of secretly exist only to publish the work of the founding editor(s) and then expand only if it has to come to that and will start out by doing anthologies, that's what Mouldwarp Press Presents was all about.  And I was very pleased to have a success of Project Mayhem.  But I think people realized that my flimsy version of the Anthology Con was even flimsier than other quasi-publishers.

Not to actually speak ill of those other folks.

Anyway, so I ended up taking the bull by the horn, getting gored, and then started writing instead.  That's what I've been doing the last few weeks, and what I'll be doing for the next few weeks that follow.  It's my Lenten sacrifice, writing every workday (which is also how I finished my last manuscript finally).

So maybe by December I'll have released the resulting work.  It'll be a short book at any rate, with a target of 40,000 words.

Don't judge me.

Okay, you can judge me.  But you will still have to see links on this blog when the thing is released.  So in the end, I still win.  Somehow.

12 comments:

  1. Why not write it yourself? I say go for it.

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    1. It's proving to be increasingly fun.

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  2. I never got any money for the last one I contributed to. Probably because I'm one of three people who bought it.

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  3. So funny but I just MIGHT have an idea for a story based on your prompt. I just learned about the anthology by the way. I agree with Alex. If you don't get submissions, go ahead and do it yourself. If I can get my muse to write down in an organized manner what I was chewing. The other day, I might send you a short story developed in Mexico City.

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    1. If it happens, I greatly appreciate it!

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  4. Ah, punctuation errors! Blame the tablet. "...chewing the other day..."

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  5. Happy IWSG post day. :) I say go for it! Turning a negative into a positive is perseverance for sure. Best of luck to you and your writerly endeavors!!

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  6. Lol. You have a great sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I try to be funny. You may be the first person to comment to that effect!

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  7. I honestly didn't know that was the source of so many anthologies, but it makes sense. I don't see any harm in just filling the new one with your stories.

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    1. A lot of the anthologies I've encountered, anyway. I don't mean to slander any that aren't!

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