Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The horizon keeps receding

One of the things I'd planned to do this year was blog more frequently. Over the last several months I've been blogging less and less frequently. I don't know why. I mean, it's not that I'm any less interesting than I was this time last year, although I'm certainly no more interesting than I was either.

Maybe it's Twitter. The more I twitter, the less I blog. Uh oh.

This week I've received three rejections, which is sort of amazing considering how few subs I have out there right now. On the other hand, I did get a payment for a story I'd forgotten about, so I guess it's a trade-off. I guess.

I know I've been saying this for weeks--possibly months--but I'm very, very close to finishing the Bell-Men rewrites. In fact, I think I'm going to open it up and work on it right now.

17 comments:

Jeremy Kelly said...

You GO!

I'm going to try to "social network" a little more this year (ala blog and twitter). Last year I was pretty lame.

K.C. Shaw said...

I need to be better about the networking thing too. Just maybe not quite so much Twitter.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I think there is a direct corolation between twitter frequency and blogging proficiency. It is inversely proportional.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm beginning to suspect as much.

Danielle Ferries said...

I still can't bring myself to Twitter. I think I'll just keep hanging out here in blogland.

BT said...

I'm with D, I shall never teet until my book publisher demands it, and as I don't even have an agent yet...

BT said...

er..that should have been tweet o_O

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ooh, unexpected payments are the best : )

Alan W. Davidson said...

I wish that I had Twitter to account for my lack of productivity. It's amazing that you get so much accomplished.

K.C. Shaw said...

Danielle--It's actually really fun to Twitter. I like the tiny windows into other people's lives.

BT--Haw haw, you said teet. :)

Natalie--It wasn't a large payment, but I'm not going to sneer. It's a long way to payday.

Alan--Uh oh. Maybe I'm just blaming Twitter and that's not actually the reason. Maybe I'm just kinda lazy lately. :)

Cate Gardner said...

I'm up to five rejections for 2010 and I'm surprisingly not bothered. As for blogging more, I agree, twitter does seem to take you away from the blog a little (plus, I'm the Queen of Boring this year).

Aaron Polson said...

More time rewriting means the finished product will be awesome, right?

Writing is all about the unexpected/forgotten payment. I just wish publishers didn't forget so often...

K.C. Shaw said...

Cate--You can't be the Queen of Boring 2010 when we're only 14 days into the year and you've had the flu. Give it three weeks at least. :)

Aaron--Geez, I hope it's awesome after all the work I'm putting into this thing. After the rewrite's finished, I still have some pretty major editing to do.

arlee bird said...

I've been posting a blog everyday and I think it has helped my writing skills. I have never twittered or looked at twitter but the twitter "quotes" I've seen do not look conducive to good writing skills.
Lee
http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/

K.C. Shaw said...

Twitter requires a different kind of writing since there's not enough room to really expand. Some of the Twitter stories I've read have been really awesome (from Twitterzines like @thaumatrope and @nanoism).

LMEighmy said...

I don't seem to have a problem with blogging. It's keeping up with all my online friends that's hard to do. :)

Good luck with the writing!

K.C. Shaw said...

I have trouble doing both lately, for some reason. I spent most of my online time playing video games, which isn't doing me or anyone else any good.