Writing Life Update June 2019

It’s about time for any update on my writing life and what I’ve been up to. It’s been interesting to say the least.

AVAILABLE 3/15/2019 Reception by Kenzie Jennings

Consider becoming a Patron! 

Link

I’ve been busy this week! Whoa!

What have I been working on?

  1. Edited and uploaded March Patreon story
  2. Finalizing the Chronicle proposal: Market Analysis (which wasn’t easy)
  3. Wrote the sample chapter for proposals
  4. Changed the Storey proposal to A to Z Knitting and put that together.
  5. Go Travel article about a couple of restaurants near the Pantheon.

What’s in Edits right now?

  1. Edited March Patreon story before uploading
  2. Edited Sample Chapter of A to Z Knitting Stories before adding it to proposal packet

Publication Research:

I found out that Page Street Publishing has become a Vanity Publisher, so I’ve sub-ed in Gibbs Smith Publishing and have been working on a proposal packet for them.

Anything submitted?

  1. Submitted A to Z Knitting Stories proposal to Storey Publishing
  2. Submitted A to Z Knitting Stories proposal to Chronicle Books

Anything Else to Share?

Went to my first planner meet up this past Sunday (24th). That was interesting.

Plans for the Week:

  1. Finish Pantheon Eats article and submit.
  2. Square One & Gibbs Smith proposals…they’re getting the same book, just need to DO it.
  3. Bobbin Lace history chapter

Link

What have I been working on?
  1. Proposal packets, namely the Chronicle Book proposal.
  2. Also wrote another article for Carie Harling’s Paper Planning eMagazine.
  3. Filling in the Food Calendar for another nonfiction book.
  4. Finished March Patreon story (yay!!!)

What’s in Edits right now?

Not editing any stories, but did edit an article I submitted.

Publication Research:

Other than double-checking the requirements for each publisher for this month, no.

Anything submitted?

Submitted my 7th–possibly–article to Paper Planning eMagazine on long term tracking.

Anything Else to Share?

I’ve been reading some self-help and time management books. Videos review these books can be found on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwETw4Z0geZ52u9AErAZJwg

Plans for the Week:

  1. Continue working on proposal packets.
  2. Edit March Patreon story and upload it for Patrons (you guys!).
  3. Begin writing Bobbin Lace History chapter.

Link

What have I been working on?

  1. Filling in my Food Calendar with the National Food Days for a non-fiction project.
  2. Filled in remaining blank spots in Knitting Stories list.
  3. Turned Knitting Story titles into A-Z list.

What’s in Edits right now?

Same stuff as always, but I’m not in an editing mood right now.

Publication Research:

Picked out 5 publishers to write proposals for 4 different non-fiction projects.

Anything submitted?

Nope. Getting all that together. Haven’t heard from anyone either.

Anything Else to Share?

Obviously didn’t touch the Bobbin Lace workbook or the March Patreon. I need to make one more MTAOFC recipe for research purposes.

Plans for the Week:

  1. Finish filling in Food Calendar
  2. Make final MTAOFC recipe
  3. Make files and create docs for all submission packets.

Link

What have I been working on?

Finishing up the February Patreon story, which you all have access to now.

What’s in Edits right now?

Nothing worked on.

Publication Research:

Still wading through my publisher excel spreadsheet picking out the appropriate places for proposals and short story submissions.

Anything submitted?

Not this week.

Anything Else to Share?

No really.

Plans for the Week:

  1. Keep looking through the publisher excel.
  2. Flesh out idea for March patreon
  3. Refresh memory on Bobbin Lace Workbook To Do’s

Link

What have I been working on?

  1. Finished edit 5 of WK2T

What’s in Edits right now?

  1. “Can We Pause for a Minute?” (But nothing done.)
  2. “In Memory Of” (still need to character outfit description)

Publication Research:

Rechecked submission guidelines for several publishers.

Anything submitted?

Submitted Will Knit to Travel to Polis Books, Turner Books, Bellevue Literary Press, Black & White Publishing, and put the submission packet together for Tor/Forge to be mailed on Tuesday.

Anything Else to Share?

It’s too cold! And wet! I swear I’m part reptile. When the temperature drops, I don’t want to do anything!

Plans for the Week:

  1. Mail Tor/Forge packet on Tuesday.
  2. Recheck my publisher excel for proposal guidelines for February To Do’s.
  3. Finish Feb Patreon story. Almost done!

Link

Previous Older Entries