Mid-Year Resolution Check In

It’s already July? Where 2020 was a dragging pile of slow, 2021 is flying by! Halfway through the year, here’s my New Year’s Resolution check in.

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I’m really bad about New Year’s, at least the typically get up early every morning, eat well, exercise resolutions. After a long day at work, the last thing I want is to go for a run or cook a vegetable. So, this year, I decided to play to my strengths: submitting a story each month (not including querying my novel, which is happening in the background too).

Decembera gritty dark fantasy short story to Writers of the Future
Januarya sub 1000-word story to a contest
Februarya fairytale mash-up to an anthology
Marchhorror flash fiction
Aforementioned fairy tale to Writers of the Future
AprilAforementioned dark fantasy to a contest
May Honestly, May was pretty rough and fell off the writing wagon a bit. Started a few short pieces but didn’t polish enough to submit
Junea demon-angel buddy cop to Writers of the Future
Julyhorror flash fiction
Steampunk ghost story to an anthology (maybe putting this in a post will light a fire under my butt to finish it!)
Planned: a second horror flash fiction

In novel-related news, I’m preparing to send out a new round of queries for the dark YA fantasy and starting revisions for the latest WIP. Also in the pre-draft planning stages for a Little Mermaid retelling.

Does anyone want to join me during the second half of the year to submit a short piece once a month? Let me know (I could really use an accountabili-buddy)!



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