The New Year News

I said I would share my grades when they arrived. Well, they still haven’t–and boy howdy let me tell you I’ve got words to say about how long I’m waiting for feedback! But I won’t post those words here…I might get banned from WordPress.

However, I thought I would post a little bit of news. I think it’s safe to say, now that I’ve been paid, that I’ve sold a short story to Wonderbox Publishing. It’ll go into an anthology, which I think is due to have an electronic release next month, though I’m not entirely certain. They’re also going to be starting a crowd-source account to pay their writers more. I know, it doesn’t sound as legit as it could be, but at the end of the day, someone paid money for my writing, and I am thrilled. You’ll be sure to see links on here when it comes time.

My month off from school hasn’t really been too much of a month off. It’s involved reading Bleak House, by Charles Dickens, Paradise Lost (John Milton), David Hume’s The Standard of TasteThe Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde), Pygmalion (which I’m cheating with and buying the movie for), The Rover (I can’t remember the author, but she was the first female British playwright!), and writing an essay. It’s been a struggle, though I can say I’ve read all the plays except for the one with the movie (waiting for that in the mail), finished Dickens, and am I think half way through the epic–which is a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Either way, I’ve had to form a schedule and stick to it.

I had the goal to finish polishing my novel and submit to publishers starting the 8th. Well…university kind of got in the way, alongside extra hours at the pub (get the hours while I can), so I hadn’t finished it. When I did sit down to finish it…I sort of developed a whole new section of it which I think will probably add another ten chapters to it or so. Oops. So that won’t be getting submitted in two days time to anyone, unless I do nothing but write and edit over the next 48 hours, which is just not possible.

Nothing else very exciting, other than a couple new blog posts on my other blogs:

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