I have just submitted another short story under my real name. It’s not a romance, so it goes under my real name. It’s one I wrote ages ago and that I recently revamped. I’d planned to submit it to StorySouth, a journal that publishes authors and stories from the South but I didn’t get finished with the rewrite before they closed submissions in June because I was making a mad dash to add words to one of my romance manuscripts. They reopen on September 15 but I found another market to submit to today which is the Gulf Coast Magazine. So, I sent it in. They both take simultaneous submissions, so if it isn’t accepted by the 15th, I’ll submit it to the other as well. Check them out: http://www.gulfcoastmag.org/ http://www.storysouth.com/
So, I had a mad dash- more like a sprint- the last four days as I added 15,000 words to one of my manuscripts. I now have to make a decision about what to do next. I have a chapter and a half on the new WIP that I have been ignoring lately as I wrote two short stories and then this craziness of 15,000 words. I didn’t even leave the house the whole of last weekend as I worked like a little beaver on the additions.
Now, I need to decide if I’m gonna start that new story about a dream lover inspired by www.heligan.com and the lost gardens there or if I’m going back to Surfer Bride. Or perhaps I need to work on edits on the short story I want to submit to www.storysouth.com since their deadline is approaching. Decisions, decisions.