Weeknotes – S03E08 – Completing and Submitting


Typical short story cycle this week. After weeks of not being able to start, I sat down and completed the first draft in one sitting. If only I could do this on demand!




Judicious use of a five-hour gap between appointments saw me ensconced at Good & Proper for the afternoon.


I started by reviewing the film we went to see the previous night and then completed my Fandom Weekly entry.


I made notes for both my Space Swap assignments, went through the feedback I’d collected on Colours, then typed up the remaining notes in my current notebook.




I wrote a review of a game I played for the first time the previous evening.




I wrote a review of a show and an audiobook.




Lots of writing time scheduled today. I started with a Writers’ Initiative meetup at the National Theatre, where I wrote my two Fringe Guru reviews of the previous night’s shows. Then I cracked on with Six-Eighty as I was very aware that the deadline was looming and I really hadn’t got very far with an actual draft. A couple of hours later, I had written nearly 2,500 words and had a complete first attempt at the story. I had to do a couple of critiques before I could post it on Scribophile in the hopes that I would get feedback in enough time to revise it before the deadline.


I recently got feedback on a piece of flash fiction, so I edited that and found somewhere else to send it.


In the evening, it was the third Write & A Pint session, where I worked on the story I drafted across the other two sessions.




I did some prep for the upcoming Six Month Novel Programme.




I did a Scribophile critique to get my Six-Eighty story into the main spotlight.




I attended an Urban Writers Retreat day at The Cube, ready to make progress on lots of stuff.


I started out with this week’s Fandom Weekly entry, then moved on to editing Six-Eighty, based on my Scribophile critiques. I did the same with the Stanley story, getting both ready for submission. I edited an old piece to fit a new submission opportunity and submitted all three, plus another pieces of flash fiction.


I finished up with a Fic Promptly fill.


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