Thursday, 15 March 2012

16 Days...

...that's how long there is until an anthology I want to write something for closes to submissions. I have a germ of an idea and three thousand words in notes (I actually thought I only had a thousand words until I checked the word count) most of which I'll throw away because they're thoughts in progress and things keep evolving.

I like that things are evolving. I just wish they'd evolve a little quicker. I also need to stop looking at my desk calendar and then twirling in my chair, eyes wide in fright.

Back in the heady summer of 2008, I wrote 4 flash stories and 6 short stories in my holiday from work (I assume it rained) - that is over 16 days - and although some were trunked (I shouldn't attempt tentacles or coffee) others sold to places such as Fantasy Magazine and Postscripts.

Thus, one story in sixteen days... Simple.

Okay, I need to check my calendar again.

11 comments:

Ray Cluley said...

Good luck!

I know exactly where you're coming from.(We're back to wanting one of those special clocks again aren't we...)

Deborah Walker said...

It's a cool anthology. And sixteen days is plenty. You can do it, Cate.

Cate Gardner said...

Most definitely, Ray

A very cool antho, Deb (and I hope you're both submitting something).

Michael Stone said...

You can do it, Cate. You don't want me to turn up on your lawn waving pom-poms and going, "Cate-y, Cate-y, don't be slow! Be like Elvis, go, girl, go!" do you? Do you...?

Melissa said...

That is a very cool anthology. I tried to come up with an idea for it, but it was all Necronomicon.

You can do it!

Ray Cluley said...

I'd missed this entirely, but now that you mention it I just might have a go. Especially as I haven't stopped thinking about what I might write for it.

So, along with the good luck, have a thank you, too! :-)

Cate Gardner said...

Well actually, that would be rather nice of you. I shall look forward to the pom-poms, Mike

So can you, Elizabeth

Excellent news, Ray

Simon Kewin said...

You can do it! Does it help if I say I've already got a story submitted to them?

Cate Gardner said...

First draft almost done, Simon. I hope they select your story.

Katey said...

I REALLY wanted to write something for this too, but oh god. It's just not happening.

I will put all my good luck vibes out there for you though, since I need not spare even one for myself! (Not that you need it, because dude. You don't. :D)

Cate Gardner said...

You still have time, Katey (aka Miss Can Write a Novella in a Weekend)