Breaking the Author – Week Eight

It’s February 28th, 2016, and that means I have an update thing for you. You know, that thing I do. On a weekly basis. It’s cool. Trust me.

So it’s well known that I’ve been having a rough time of it for pretty much all of this month, but I managed to complete all my goals for the week this week, so that’s a step in the right direction!

  • Write Shapes 2 Part 4 for next week’s post.
  • Write the opening part to a collaborative story game beginning in March.
  • Continue plugging away at Shapes 1 line edits.
  • Maintain the blog.

I also received rejections for short story submissions, form rejections, so no personalization. No big deal. Just gotta submit another one and keep moving.

I didn’t set a hard goal for Shapes 1 line edits, but I did work on it a bit and I’m within sight of the finish line, so hoping to get that done next week.

The collaborative story game is kind of like the one from last year, in which a group of us each write a story opener, and then we trade stories to continue them for a couple months (10 weeks) before we close out our own stories. I will be working on editing last year’s stories when I have time, with intent to share them out via some free means sometime this year. These stories were basically just to have fun and challenge ourselves, but there came out of it some genuinely interesting things and it was easily the most fun I had writing last year, so I’m looking forward to this getting underway next week.

So my goals for this coming week are:

  • Write Shapes 2 Part 5
  • Polish the collaborative story game entry
  • Begin broad edits on Writing Game Year One
  • Finish line edits on Shapes 1
  • Maintain the blog
  • Maybe write a standalone short story?
  • Submit Damp Summer Nights again


As always, follow me on Facebook and Twitter with #breakingauthor. Keep on striving for those goals.

And always remember to write the hell on!

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