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I’ve Got Delays and That’s Okay

As mentioned in the previous post, Strange Horizons accepted my story submission! The ezine (electronic magazine) will publish my tiny piece of science fiction in three or four months. So, we may expect to see “Space in Our Relationship” on their site in April or May of this year.

The last couple weeks were full of dramatic interruptions I no longer have the energy to discuss (partly because I’m ill). My novel projects barely progressed.

Project Schedule © Ann M. Lynn
Holding onto my wishful thinking

The first draft of Do7 is only a quarter completed. The most I’ve ever written to one story in a week was 40,000 words, which is less than what I need to write. I can still complete a draft of this fairy-tale novel by the end of February.

The outline for OotS, the sea-prince novel, needs more work. My goal this month is to finish that and the research already started. (By the way, the cultures of marine animals are fascinating.)

Whenever my writing schedule–whatever that happens to be that week–is interrupted, I feel a strong pull away from my novels to short stories and poetry. That’s probably for the best, because I’m seeing an abundance of attractive submissions calls for anthologies and contests. Maybe I’ll post on that next week.

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