Weekly Writing Update #20: 6/5/21

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Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a great weekend. It is scorching hot where I live and I am doing my best to stay cool.

Things have started winding down at work, so I have been able to dedicate more time to writing. I actually finished my Act 2 outline and have moved onto Act 3. As I stated previously, I paused writing my third draft in order to reorder things due to my shift from two POVs to one POVs. I am actually enjoying writing one POV and it forces me to be more creative when it comes to revealing information for other characters. Writing the Act 3 outline should move a little fast and hopefully, by the end of the week, I will be on Act 4.

In other news, I received the electronic version of volume of 37.2 of Aethlon: Journal of Sports Literature. My short story “A League of Her Own,” is going to be published in this volume and the print version should be out by the end of the month or early July. “A League of Her Own” is the first short story I’ve gotten published and seeing my words in print and my name big and bold beneath the title is quite an experience. I am trying to build some publishing credits that way when I go to query my novel (hopefully by next year), I will be in better shape to catch an agent’s eye. “A League of Her Own,” is my second published piece. My first was the poem “Instant Reply,” which was published in the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine. You can pretty much tell what my novel is about based on the types of publications listed above.

Though my main focus right now is the third draft of my novel, I still want to get one more piece accepted for publication this year. I have a few poems that I want to post on Scribophile in the coming week. Once I finished draft three, I already know which short story I want to work on.

I hope your writing projects are going well this week and that you enjoy the summer weather.

Until next time, kill your darlings, slay your dragons, and keep writing.

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