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Calls to Write

I haven't worked on my current novel since August, 2012. In fact, I haven't written anything but [paid] nonfiction during that period, and one 500-piece of fiction that took work, obviously, but was not a long-term project. This is for a combination of reasons, some of which I understand and some of which I probably don't even realize. But the end result is: I haven't been writing fiction, and if I don't write, I won't have a finished manuscipt, and then where will I be? In a very whiny place.

I felt a little bit more inclined to write a couple of times when I was at Arisia. Little sparks of interest flared. Of course, the outside factors - choir, and jury reading is a big one - still exist. But I will be done with the extra reading after the preliminary Nebula ballot comes out, so that excuse will be gone. And it did feel good to read the one erotic story I wrote last year and have people laugh in the right places. (The next day, I began to wonder if the person who couldn't stop laughing might have been in fact laughing in sheer horror at the badness, but someone else told me she enjoyed the story, so I decided to assume the couldn't-stop person just thought it was funny, too.) (Yes, authors are effing neurotic. Yes, we are.)

A couple of months ago, I got some calls for submissions from an erotica editor. I collected a few more calls that looked interesting. I haven't started writing any stories to submit yet, but the first deadline is in February. *gives self significant look*

I am sort of assuming, here, that if I write some things, they will sell. This is by no means a guarantee, but I am basing my assumption on the fact that I sell short stories almost all of the time, and if not the first time I submit them, then eventually. Once they are actually written.

So this post is a reminder to myself that, as you know Bob, if I do not write things, I cannot submit them, and if I do not submit them, no one will buy them.

So, if you are reading this, feel free to badger frequently encourage me to write some fiction this instant year.

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drinkingcocoa
Jan. 24th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
Strangely enough, I feel that way about my book. Why don't I have a published book? Well, I have to get a publisher. Why don't I have a...yeah, and so on. I have to stop getting into car accidents and start writing my proposal. If you get tired of giving yourself stern looks, we should just look sternly at each other.
nifwitch
Jan. 24th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
Shall I poke you the way Ernie pokes Bert to wake him up?

poke poke poke poke poke poke poke
oracne
Jan. 24th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
Agh! Yes!
nifwitch
Jan. 26th, 2013 08:06 pm (UTC)
POKE poke poke poke poke poke poke
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gwynnega
Jan. 24th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
::encourage encourage encourage::
slithytove
Jan. 25th, 2013 12:52 am (UTC)
Fight-o, fight-o, fight-o!
lawbabeak
Jan. 25th, 2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
poke. poke. poke. *meaningful look*
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