Tuesday, April 13, 2010
My Journey to Publication - Part 3
Seems last time we were talking about this, we stopped at December 2005, when I graduated from Long Ridge Writers Group.
As much as I was thrilled to be done with the course, the task of daily writing is much harder to keep up when you're not working on deadline. My monthly articles for Destiny 3 Fiction were something to look forward to, but they didn't exactly take 27 days out of the month to perfect.
Lack of a regular schedule led to all sorts of nasty things: procrastination, Internet surfing, and plain ole goofing off. Gasp! Me? Can you believe it?
Then an even worse thing for productivity happened--my gig at Destiny 3 Fiction ended when the editor pulled the plug on the online mag. Sigh, so much for those clips.
I hung out sometimes at the Long Ridge Forum, a resource for their students. My relationship with the editor of Destiny 3 Fiction led me to an online writers forum, StoryCrafters, where I am still a member. Not as much going on there these days, but would love to perk up the place.
Then the next greatest thing for my writing career happened--I heard about the Muse Online Writers Conference.
Read Part 2 here!