Okay, this is a semi-cheat post. I had just finished writing about my favorite UFO/alien movies, when I clicked exit out of the document I was working on and didn't save it. I have no reasons behind why I did that at all.
So, I thought I would sneak in a post to update my blog and everything else going on with writing!
Lately, I have managed to write practically everyday. In fact, it's gotten to be an ingrained habit. That isn't to say that I write a 1,000 words every night or even 500 words every night, but I am writing everyday and that is a huge deal to me.
I have just finished my next round of submissions for the children's book my mom and I wrote together and a round of submissions to some poetry I've worked on. I also have a lot of hope about a flash fiction story I've heavily edited and that is making the rounds on literary magazine submissions.
Lastly, I'm working on a short story right now that isn't all that short anymore. It's over the 10,000 word mark and a part of me wonders how much more I have to write and whether or not I want to see if I can make it to the next word count benchmark of 50,000 words. If I do hit that benchmark, it isn't a short story anymore and whether or not I want to make it something else besides a short story is based on how I want it to end.
I'm also working on a new short story and have TONS more ideas coming at me that I can't wait to get started on.
As for blogging, I'm a bit stretched thin at the moment, especially because of this A to Z challenge (as well as some other things going on). So, it's been quite the balancing act. I want to say I've done well, although to be honest, this challenge set me back a bit, because I'm not used to writing a post everyday for this blog.
Overall, I think I am making great strides towards my goal of getting published this year. And most of all, I'm taking huge steps towards improving my editing and rewriting skills.
Do you have any writing or blogging goals? How are you doing on achieving those goals?