OK, it's that time of the month to hand over to The Indoor Writer and her summary of June subs:
June whirled past and I hardly seemed to be writing anything, then checking over my submissions I found I'd actually written 3 new stories. The only one I distinctly remember is a flash story, which I penned in Sheffield Library whilst Handsome Hubby and the Tame Teenager were off exploring the University (Open Day for prospective students). It was a lovely old building and wonderfully peaceful place to set up with a laptop and write.
Write 1 Sub: 2 new short stories written, 1 new flash piece, 20 submissions (a record!)√
Re-start the novel: My plan of drafting a synopsis and start first chapter by end of June failed dismally. Must do better...
Write and sell a serial: Am waiting on success of WW stories (keeping optimistic) before attempting to pitch the mag a serial.
Still pondering goals for second half of 2013 and will share these later in July.
Short story Highly Commended in Writers' Forum
Flash story published on National Flash Fiction Day's Flash Flood Journal (140 stories published over 24hrs).
Rejection from People's Friend, Stinging Fly, 2 x TAB Fiction Feast (one came on my birthday, cruel).
Didn't make the shortlist/longlist etc for several competitions: Swanwick, Curry Mallet, Exeter Writers.
Hoping all the subs in June will pay dividends later. The actual month was fairly depressing with several rejections - they all come at once, don't they? May check out the Insecure Writers group, as I'm feeling pretty mixed up about this writing lark right now.
Keep writing and submitting...