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.



0 thoughts on “An Update For September

  1. kwove

    Great job on Alone, Eric. It’s only a matter of time. I’m no critic, but to me it’s obvious you have a great talent for storytelling. Looking forward to following your career.

    1. Eric Swett

      Thank you! Its very nice of you to say so. Hopefully I’m as good at editing as storytelling.

  2. Aj b33m3R

    Congrats on the short story Eric, though it may not seem that way to some an Editor taking the time to add a few personal notes is a very big deal, specially these days. Can’t wait to read it.

    1. Eric Swett

      Oh I’m taking it as a good thing to be sure. I’m sitting here trying to get organized before my next attempt…but somehow organization is a hard thing for me.


    Great job, heart brother, on finishing “Alone”! I knew you could do it! And you need to know you definitely have one “past the age of majority, slightly fluffy (“plump”), half blind and definitely nutty” East Texas author out there in the mental field doing back flips (everyone, hide your eyes…she’s wearin’ neon pink bloomers!) and cheering her little heart out for you!

    loads of cyber hugs and best wishes coming your way,


    1. Eric Swett

      Thank you! Next step the editing!

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