Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Year - New News

Hey, all my pretties!

Start as you mean to go on. It's an old saw we've heard time and again over the generations. And why not. It is a sage piece of advice that can apply to just about every life situation we come up against. Even writing goals.

I so wanted to get this year off to a good solid start that I sent in my first submission of the year - last one of '09 on Dec. 31st. I sent my partial for Private Negotiations off to Liquid Silver Books in hopes of finding other venues for my most prolific muse. But an interesting thing happened while I finished off this story I'd started writing about 2 or 3 years ago and which languished on my hard drive less than half-finished, I got ideas for sequels. Yes, little miss rabid plot bunny got even more ideas to play around with. Oh, joy!!!

The three-book series really is more about exploring relationships than the hard-boiled action of most of my erotic sci-fi romances. (Though don't get me wrong, the action is still there.)

But I digress. The point is that I've already sent a book off for January. And I'll send off a freebie Samhain read on Jan. 20th, and with luck and a bit of quick inspiration, on the 31st I'll be able to send off my EC art submission for their open call. That will make two subs and one free for Jan. In February, I hope to have my next Jumper series book to my Samhain editor (the follow up to next month's release of High Octane) along with a sub to Loose-ID. That will be two for February.

What is the reason for such submission mania? Guilt.

I feel as if last year I didn't submit as much as I should have. That I didn't get as much accomplished as I'd hoped. Because of this, the holiday season was terribly depressing for me. I'd had such high hopes at the beginning of '09. But alas, earwax. (If you don't know what that means, it's Dumbledor from Harry Potter, when he picks up a Bernie Botts' Every Flavored Bean and he thinks it's toffee. It's really earwax flavor. I use that phrase now to denote disappointment. - I know, I get strange looks when I say it, but sometimes it's just appropriate to convey the emotion.)

I'm hoping that I'll be able to accomplish more this year. I want to submit at least one or two things a month all year. I did that in '07 and ended up with a slew of releases in '08 and '09. I like the idea of having a book come out once every month for a year. That's just cool. Exhausting, but cool.

So, wish me luck. But right now, I have to go and write something before I meet my critique partner for lunch. And ugh...I just noticed it's a whopping 8 degrees out. And that's in Farenheit!!!



Sierra Wolfe said...

Wow, Kate! I'm in awe!!! Congrats on the subbing and the goals. That's absolutely awesome! I think I need you to kick my butt into gear this year. Maybe some of that will rub off onto me. :D

Good luck!

Tierney O'Malley said...

Sheez! Send over the inspiration here. I need it. Been working on two stories for months now. Push me! Push me to write!


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