Saturday, October 15, 2011
Exciting things for Saturday
What a beautiful fall day! I love fall and I wish I was outside enjoying it. Instead, I am spending my time cleaning my apartment and grading midterms. Oh happy days. Luckily though, writing will take place tonight. :D
Anyways, on to the exciting things!
1) A new online ezine has launched today! Check out Fender Stitch HERE. It's a really cool ezine. Why is it so cool?
Format: The format is awesome and unlike a lot of other zines out there on the web. It's set up to present stories as a flip book which makes the stories interactive.
Illustrations! Oh yes, you read that right. They actually design a personalized illustrated 'skin' for each story they publish! I would love love to have them publish a story of mine will an illustration of sorts. Especially as I have the drawing ability of an apricot.
Pay rate: They pay really well. 5 cents per word for short stories.
Lastly its an evolving ezine and it publishes all genres, 2 stories per month. Check 'em out! I know I plan on submitting something.
2)My second exciting thing is that I'm getting close to FINISHING the rough draft of my novel length story!! I have never, ever written something that's novel length. I had never tried before because, well, I think, somewhere in my mind, it seemed like such a grand goal. It was something that other people did and something that I could never be capable of.
But I thought that about getting published too. I was never sure I would be able to get published--even though it was always a dream or goal--and never, ever, dreamed of all the positive reactions I've gotten--and am still getting--to my writing. I can't begin to describe the feeling of joy I have seeing my stories living in other places were people can enjoy them.
3) My third and final exciting thing is that I made some amazing pear and apple soup! Yum yum! I love fall :)