I got a little sidetracked writing Windows Phone games. I’ve had a lot of fun, and I’ve got a few people playing my games, which feels nice; but it’s taking time away from my writing. And for reasons I hope to explain at some point, I’ve decided it’s important to get back to writing and put more effort into it. For now, let’s just say I missed it.
So I’m going back to a goal that I set late last year (inspired by Dean Wesley Smith), one which fell by the wayside while I worked on WP7. I’m not yet up to Dean’s goal of a new story every week on average; but my goal is:
- At the end of every week, every story must be one of the following:
- In the hands of an editor who might buy it.
- Self-published to Kindle and other platforms.
- Free-published here on Old Town Tales. (This is only for works that I do like, but think are too short or otherwise too noncommercial for self-publishing.)
- Write more stories.
Yeah, #2 is pretty vague; but even Dean is having some trouble keeping to his schedule. I’m sure he’ll catch up; but I don’t want to set goals I can’t keep. If I do, that darned WP7 code will call…
As of tonight, I have 5 stories with editors, and 1 not in any of the categories A through C. By all rights that should mean I post it here; but this is the start of the week, not the end, so there’s still time. More important, the market I want to submit it to is having web site problems right now, so I can’t submit there yet. (But that is the one story for which I defined Category D. It’s a character biographical snippet, really, and not much action happens. What does happen is more interesting than action, in my opinion; but the market does like action!)