Well we're almost through the first week of September and I figured it was time for a little update on what has been going on. I've entered the busy part of my year, which doesn't really end until about February. Work is one continuous string of time on the phone after another, which is okay since it makes the day go by much faster. Home is hammered like nothing else though. With my youngest in Karate and both of them in soccer, we have an activity every evening and pretty much all day on Saturday. To make matters even more entertaining I am coaching my oldest son's team this year so skipping out on occasion is not even remotely an option. All of that being said, I wouldn't trade it in.
On the writing front, I have officially finished the first draft of Alone. So starting next weekend I'll be pulling the old parts, from the beginning forward, so consider this your last chance to read it in all of it's rough glory. On another not I finally got a response on the story I had submitted for publication some six weeks ago. It was rejection, but it was not a canned rejection. The editor was complimentary and pointed out a couple of minor editing mistaked on my part, but it was as good a rejection as a man could ask for. Now that Alone has entered the editing phase I plan on spending more writing time on short stories for submission. Getting my name out there a little more would be a good thing, and if it brings in a little money so much the better.
Since I did get my story rejected I will be posting it in my blog in parts, one every couple of days. It will be consigned to the annals of fan-fiction, but there are far worse places to be. I expect most of my time will be involved in editing, but I still plan on maintaining a 500 word per day average, and most of that will still end up here, so even with Alone gone, there should be plenty to read.
Good luck my friends.