Friday, March 29, 2024

Friday Done List March 29

I didn't blog this week, so I feel as if I didn't do anything at all. Give that some thought.

I could have done a reading post yesterday, because I've done a bit of reading. But I had 30 minutes to spare last night, couldn't do it in that time, and threw in the towel.

Okay. What I did do:

Goal 1. Adult Short Stories, Essays, And Humor

  • Still working on that short story I keep talking about. Liking it, for what that's worth.
  • Received a rejection, the second one I've received on that particular piece of flash fiction this month. But that means nothing, right?
  • I finished a humor piece.
  • I submitted the humor piece.
  • So far this year I've been meeting my objective of submitting something every month.

Goal 2. Submit 143 Canterbury Road To Agents

  • Yeah, I did nothing on that this week. Though I might have received a rejection. It's a blur.
  • Relating to book-length work: I stumbled upon an X pitch event one day this week and took part. I pitched two other manuscripts.
  • I took a workshop on creating endings for books. Not the greatest event I've been part of.
Goal 3. Community Building/General Marketing/Branding
  • Well, in terms of community building, I did share a friend's Facebook post relating to an event she's taking part in next week, and I requested a book from Net Galley that the author's publicist contacted me about. So I can pat myself on the back for that, now, can't I?  I could just get a review copy of the book from the publicist, but then I would feel so much pressure to like the book and say so. However, if NetGalley turns me down, and it did at least once in the past, I may.
  • No blog posts, so, yikes.
Goal 4. 19th Century Novel, which is totally just for fun
  • I got an idea for a change in structure while at that workshop I wasn't that fond of. During the question-and-answer period, I worked on that. This may become a blog post next week.

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