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( Apr. 8th, 2008 10:58 pm)
Cornerstone off to SH with only one critique. I wish I had this kind of confidence about all of my stories.

Lace and Blade arrived: nice.

Number of submissions currently out: 4.
Rejections expected within the next two weeks: 2
Seemingly shortlisted: 1 (the poem at GUD)
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( Apr. 8th, 2008 12:23 pm)
I had a little meltdown yesterday, which thankfully is behind me. I used the D-time to do violence to Cornerstone, the WoTF Q1 story that got a honorable mention. I chopped it from 6,500 words to 4,600 words, eliminating the infodump of doom in the beginning.

Also I had a weird past/present mix in the original which nobody got, and I rewrote it to be completely in present tense. As I'm not a native speaker, I got sadly confused.

I'll check everything again today & send it out. Not sure where though. SH, I think.

It feels like I have too few subs out (only three). I need to send out more for my masochistic pleasure.
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( Feb. 17th, 2008 08:30 am)
Got an Honorable mention from the Writers of the Future contest, first quarter. Neat - a rejection with a winner's certificate! 

That was the first story I ever wrote (late Aug. 07) , and while it is potentially strong, it has 7 pages of infodump at the very beginning. I know better now, but am hesitant to start reworking the thing because it overlaps with the book.

In other news, I dropped my laptop. Hard disk crashed. I am not sure yet how much data is lost, but certainly everything I've written in the last week (I think about 7-8K of the novel). I had a major breakthrough... Oh well. Bottomline, once-a-week backup is NOT enough. 'But I was young and foolish, / and now I am full of tears'. We'll see what my husband's friend will be able to restore.

Hope you're having a great weekend, everybody :)
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