Well, I’ve reconnected with my writing in this short time I’ve been trying to get joy back from my hobbies. Some of the writing is stuff I ‘have’ to do – I write a newsletter for three veterinary hospitals, and I enjoyed doing it for the first time in a long time. Some I ‘want’ to do – I’m currently involved with a small group of Sci-Fi writers who are all working on stories for an anthology together. My story is finally starting to come together for me.
I just completed an online writing course from Coffeehouse for Writers (http://www.coffeehouseforwriters.com/) called, “How to Quit Your Day Job: Making a Living as a Full-time Freelance Writer”. I didn’t get out of it what they advertised, “By the end of the course, you will have at least two pieces (and their respective query letters) ready to be submitted.”, but I did learn a few things. I’m a little disappointed, but am still happy with the things I did get out of it. I’d always been afraid to write a query, and I do feel like I have a good handle on that now. The class is over now and I’m still waiting on some critiques from the instructor.
To do a bit of bragging, one of my short stories was accepted for publication on the webzine, Long Story Short” (http://www.alongstoryshort.net/) for their August edition. Fear not – I’ll put the link to my story here once it’s published. I’d tell you what it’s about- but that would ruin the surprise ending. You shall have to wait.