This week writing has been writing a devotion based on old notes of my bible reading, a humor piece that I completed and submitted, and a significant revise of a poetry.
Patience and time is a key to working on pieces, though one may be tempted to get the work done fast, so one can move on to the next thing. No, don’t do that. A calm spirit is better. Patience and time gets things done better.
Revising a poetry this week; and revisiting a an article originated in 2010 and transformed into a humor piece that may suit a publisher I’m thinking of sending it to.
Was going to submit a certain free verse poetry, but wind up reserving it for another day. As well, working on a devotion on one day in the week after reading a passage in Genesis.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been writing a children’s short story, originally intended for a picture book. The inspiration was in a garden. I may approach publishers, but on speculation that they may or may not publish it. Of course there are the usual doubts that it won’t work for children, it’s too Watership-downish, although Watership Down was a goldmine in the end. If I go ahead with it is another thing. Judson Press have sent me a copy of the North American winter issue of The Secret Place which has one of my devotions in it. Whatever the season, be it winter or summer depending on the hemisphere, I’m pleased my article’s there. Winter or summer, but it will be mostly read in the North American winter.
Had aimed to submit to a publisher by the end of the month. But I was uncertain because of a previous rejection there. So am hanging up this poetry until another date and submit to a different publisher.
My previous post reported that writing in the Christian genre was pretty much complete for me apart from three doors that are always open. However, I remembered a useful website out there that lists publications that other writer’s websites don’t and so I’ve come across other Christian pubs that I can submit to. In fact, I’ve submitted one already.
Have submitted today a long piece of poetry see how it goes hopeful.
It was going to be a work of longish fiction about 4000 words at least, but it turned out to sound better as poetry, free verse style. Wound up with 2000 word poetry instead. Have a month for it to settle before submitting. I call the “event”, in this writer’s calendar, fiction confusion, because it should have been fiction, but winds up as poetry with quite a bit of editing.
Meanwhile, watching The Last Jedi movie trailer. The moral of the saga will probably be complete next episode. Meanwhile, young lives go on, unsure of what the meaning of the moral is, but needing to know, because their lives depend on it. I want to know.
Or a mission, to pursue the possibility (not probability at this stage) of submitting a unique work of fiction or poetry by the end of next month, to a publisher that is open to receiving it. In the words of a former supervisor of mine, I look forward to it. Start thinking about it today. Work on it tomorrow.