As a martial artist I espouse the philosophy that you should throw your entire arsenal at the attacker until somebody drops.
I have now modified that philosophy and applied it to my writing productivity. Write better, write more, and submit more. Sooner or later something’s gotta give.
Toward that end…
The rough draft of my new book — entitled Ghilan — is finished. Copies will be in the hands of my trusted allies shortly, followed by a quick re-write based on their comments, and then on to eventual release on Smashwords. Look for a teaser coming soon, and also some supplemental material.
My short-story “Gabby & Mike” is also done, and has been submitted to OneTitle Magazine for consideration.
Here is a rundown of the other submissions I’ve made in the last couple of months:
5/3/12: Query letter to Outside Magazine pitching a profile of The Order of Seven Hills called “Martial Arts Alfresco”
5/8/12: Query letter to Black Belt Magazine pitching an article, “Going the Extra Mile: Tires for Martial Fitness”
5/22/12: Query letter to Muscle & Fitness pitching “All Tired Out,” a 1,000 word piece about auto tires for fitness.
6/13/12: Pitched the “Martial Arts Alfresco” article to Breathe Magazine
6/19/12: Emailed query letter to Fighters only Magazine “Going the Extra Mile: Tires for Martial Fitness”
And let’s not forget that my short-story “A Sign of the Times” is still on the slate for inclusion in the Fall edition of Hulltown 360 Literary Journal.