Sunday, July 26, 2009

Four days sort of wasted

Last week, pretty much the only writing-related thing I did was edit a story and submit it to an anthology. I'd written the story expressly for the anthology, because the theme sounded interesting. Of course that's always a mistake. I got an email from the editor an hour later, letting me know the anthology was already filled and closed. Maybe they should have posted that somewhere online, huh?

I almost retired the story right then. Instead, I tinkered with it all weekend and finally got it more or less salable to a market that isn't that particular anthology. I sent it off again tonight. Let's hope it's not as bad as I suspect.

Other than that, I did nothing during my long four-day weekend. Well, I booked hotel reservations for my DragonCon trip (no, I'm not staying in one of the con hotels--even if I could afford it, they're sold out. I'm staying in a cheapass hotel in nearby Marietta, GA). I also read two books and sent The Taste of Magic off to Ace, who will bat it back to me in a few months the way they do all my books. Oh, and I mowed the lawn. I guess that's enough for four days.


Jameson T. Caine said...

Whenever I have time off, I always think of all the writing I can do, but then when those days roll around I end up writing very little.

Of course, if you ask my wife, she'll say that I'm chained to my computer.

Cate Gardner said...

If it keeps raining I won't have to mow the lawn and I'll be able to call my holiday a success.

Alan W. Davidson said...

I managed to get the lawn mowed as well, KC. Just finished before the rain that's expected to last for 3 days. And we booked a hotel for a couple of days on a short 'getaway' while our son is off at camp for a couple of weeks :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Jameson--There's lots more to do on a computer than write, alas.

Cate--Aren't you off for two weeks? After that you'll need a machete, not a lawnmower. :)

Alan--I finished the lawn right before the storms moved in here too. Your getaway sounds like fun. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Sounds like a fairly productive weekend. Time off is good for the brain, anyway.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Sounds like a very nice 4 days to me. Sorry about the antho, but I am sure the next market will love it (first markets loss anyway.)

K.C. Shaw said...

Aaron--in that case, my brain must be in perfect health.

Jamie--I'm practically chewing my fingernails waiting to hear back on the market that got it yesterday. I hope they respond quickly.