Sin & Perseverance...
If at first you don't succeed, learn to be a better sinner and try again.
As of December 2017, I'm looking to finish and submit a novella --one longer than my previous works, seeing as it will not be for an open-call submission. Or it might be longer: it may become a full length novel before my characters are done with it. And never doubt that those stubborn buggers are in charge. To be a novella, it's pretty damn close. To make it a novel, I would have to twine in more plot threads. Which can be done, if the drive is there.
I have submitted previously in the open-call novella collections for this company. My first two were politely declined, so I've done my best to better myself as an author and a more aware reader along the way. Well, when I haven't taken some time to get drunk with my friends, which is all a rejection letter ever makes me want to do.
So while the magick of my words are enough to get me by, I hope some time soon to share my words and my characters with you.
Meanwhile, I'll just keep sinning and writing like my life depends on it.
Because it might. And my dreams certainly do.
There are many places that I play coy, and act like it is all fun and games for me. But at the end of the day, this is my dream, and it has always been my dream. Perhaps that's why I can't give it up yet. Or, moreover, can't give up on it yet.
I've never wanted to do anything but write. Because words are the reasoning and ways we try to communicate with the world around us and outside us.