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My dragons will not breed

Every time I try to produce a new color stripey, I either get an ordinary or my dragons show no interest in each other. Foo. Now I have to wait a week before trying again. At least I got a couple of the new ones.

Does anyone want to actually read my fiction? I chaff because I have not heard back from Dark Quest publishing (how long DOES one have to wait before deciding they're not interested and trying someone else?), and I begin to think it's rather pointless writing my own stuff, but damn it, it's what I want to write. I just hate writing in a void. I like readers. I mean, being published would be awesome -- but having an audience is what I write FOR. Everyone I know is either into fan fiction or I'm a terrible slacker and I don't produce as much return commentary as I should do in exchange for their kind beta commentary. *sigh*

My arm is hurting again. My therapist guessed (rightly) I'm not doing my stretches as I should.

I have determined that "they" are correct, and I need to substantially increase my workouts in order to see any further results, because currently what I do is only maintaining my weight, even when I struggle to keep myself in the 1200 - 1400 calorie area (and MAN, that's tough!). As such, I have been in the gym every morning this week thus far. Yay, me.

If anyone DOES indicate an interest in my work, I will post a semi-pornish short story here. Hell, I may post it anyway. Maybe someone will find it and enjoy it. It's even got a pseudo-plot.

Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! * Adopt one today! * Adopt one today!

I grump because I am.



( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 16th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
Totally unrelated to anything here, thank you for my cheeky monkey pen. It made me smile, and smiles are not common in my life right now. Eventually I'll post about it (I keep waiting to know more), but basically, my dad is very ill and...well, you can fill in the rest.
Jul. 16th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Jul. 16th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
at least you got some new dragons

I know the writing worries. Has it been long enough to send a followup letter
Jul. 16th, 2009 04:08 am (UTC)
It's been three months. That's why I was wondering how long is long enough to wait...

I started re-reading my NaNo from 2008 -- despite some stilted areas, it's actually not that bad. Hmmm. Maybe I can finish it sometime.
Jul. 16th, 2009 05:01 am (UTC)
yeah that is a bit. I guess you have to judge based on their submission guideline estimates. If it's past that, it's worth sending a query.

I know the 'i must finish' this feeling too. Pokes damned space opera with a stick (knowing full well Samhain isn't likely to go for it)
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
I'll check the guides and see what it says. I always hate being a noodge...

It's not like this NaNo is actually publish-worthy, but I thought I might polish it up for self-posting, for anyone who wants to read it. It's just a frolic from my universe, although the main character becomes important later in the series.
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
i know. i was just about to check on the criclet story that did get purchased when I go the notice but i was going to do it...

nods. Hopefully some of mine will be. The YA werewolf one in Link was my second nano
Jul. 16th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
Post away...
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Will do!
Jul. 16th, 2009 07:40 am (UTC)
I will gladly read your stuff providing it at least isn't in a plain text file. I prefer paper, because sometimes e-books strain my eyes, but I'm okay with a PDF file. Just no plain text with random breaks--it makes me nuts and is hard to read.
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
That's the only way I know how to post, because I can't figure out how to make a Word or WP file look correct in HTML. I don't WANT random breaks, I try for only paragraph breaks and chapter heading breaks.
Jul. 16th, 2009 07:41 am (UTC)
Perhaps your dragons need some Barry White...
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
Apparently they do...
Jul. 16th, 2009 10:31 am (UTC)
So much sympathy for the writing woes -- and hugs and applause for the workouts this week!
Jul. 17th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
Although this morning tripped me up, since the high pollution advisory gave me a KILLER headache, and that new "safe" OTC junk they sell allergy sufferers doesn't do a THING for me (I had to stop and buy the real stuff from the pharmacist this afternoon, signing my life away to stupid "punish-the-innocent" laws...)...

Jul. 16th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
How long? Quite a while actually.
Much like other publishers I imagine there are times when it might take over a month to make it through the query process. And then after hitting that point there is the partial which takes substancially longer to read. Mixed in with reading full requested manuscripts the process can take a while. Not enough hours in the day.
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
That's why I query my friends, instead of sending mail to said publisher. It's been just over three months (I responded to their request for the first five chapters on April 9).

I know full well a writer has more time on their hands when it comes to these situations than the would-be publisher has. This isn't my first probable rejection, just the first time I was actually requested to send MORE based on my query.
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