Playing Catch-up (Not Ketchup)

Posted on: August 24th, 2007 by Anthony Rapino 4 Comments

I started working on my novel about 2 hours ago. Then I went to get a drink, and suddenly, I just don’t know what happened. Two hours–kaput!

What’s that about?

Since I already wasted a bunch of time installing a new mouse on my computer and brewing up some fresh coffee for iced-coffee, and any number of other time-killing endeavors, I figured I might as well update the ol’ blog.

I just received a 30-something day form rejection from Delirium Books

Yeah, another rejection. That’s okay though, I have some good news too. I was sent the September schedule for Every Day Fiction. You might remember that I had two Flash fiction stories accepted by them.

Well, the first one is due out in September, as you might have noticed on their front page, under “September Table of Contents.”

I hope everyone will take the time to give my story, “The Transformation,” a read when it comes out.

I’ll be sure to post a link to the story, but you can also sign up with Every Day Fiction for free and receive the stories in your inbox.

Okay. Back to work.

EDIT: Well, it’s another couple hours later. My production is nothing like it used to be, but I did manage to get some more work done. I’ve added another 1,800 words. Not great, but not bad either.

Okay, now I need food.

4 Responses

  1. Anita Marie Moscoso says:

    Hi Tony
    Keep those words a flowing my friend and I will be putting a link up for your story in September.

    Happy Writing.

    amm

  2. Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) says:

    Nothing wrong with 1800 words – better than no words at all. I find my writing output varies depending on how into the flow of the book I am – some days 1000 is a struggle, other days I have to force myself to stop. Work with the natural rhythm of your story – it’s the only way to go.

  3. onipar says:

    Thanks, Anita. Yeah, I just have to keep plugging away. it’s hard in this hot, muggy weather.

    Your right, AV. Even the days with only a couple hundred words are better than nothing.

  4. Steve says:

    1800 words sound like quite a lot to me too and judging by your word meter you are not far off your target.

    Looking forward to reading The Transformation.

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