Sunday, May 1, 2011

April Stuff

Submissions 6 = 6 pts
Writing 8096 = 3 pts
TOTAL = 9 pts

Koala Challenge 9

Massive suck in the writing, balanced by a nice number of submissions. In fact, I don't think I've ever done more submissions in any one month before, ever. So that's something. :/

The story I submitted to Sword and Sorceress is being held, so two of my fingers are occupied in a perpetually crossed state until after the mid-May deadline. :) Hopefully good news next month.

You know, I was saying last night in e-mail to a writer friend that I very often find myself scrambling in the last day or two of the month to do enough writing (or occasionally a last minute submission, if I have a story that needs to go out that hasn't already been sent) to make it up to Koala Approves, to get that ninth point. (Or eighth and ninth. Or sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth. [cough]) So I'm pushing myself for that last day or two, but it's not like I'm pushing myself that hard the previous twenty-eight days in the month. :P I have a feeling that if it took twelve or fifteen points to get to Approves, I'd push hard to do that, and would probably get more writing done.

Of course, if I suggested to McKoala that she increase the requirements for Approval, all the other writers in the challenge would carpool to my house and bludgeon me to death. [hides under keyboard]



Charles Gramlich said...

Hope the Sword & Sorceress thing works out. That would be a nice coup.

Angie said...

Charles -- it'd definitely be awesome. :D Thanks!


Kathryn Scannell said...

Sword and Sorceress would definitely be a premium sale. I didn't realize those were still going on since MZB passed on. Good luck!

Suzan Harden said...

S&S? I'm so keeping my fingers crossed for you, Angie!

Angie said...

Kathryn -- Lisa Waters took it over, and it's published in trade paperback by Norilana now. It's still good, though, and it's still a pro-paying market. Submissions are open through 13 May, so if you're interested, here are the guidelines.

And thanks -- I'll take all the luck I can get. :)

Suzan -- thanks to you too! {{}}