I’m still pissed off, but I’ve reached the “slow, smoldering anger” phase. All emotion is passive – I don’t have to do anything – but injustice is nearly intolerable. We’ll see what happens.
I’m not going to talk about it anymore in public, though. I may be publishing some articles on it, and I may be talking to individual folks, but unless there’s exciting news, it’ll just be my twice-yearly whining (January 17th and Mother’s Day).
In other news, I really like where this story is going. It’s already lent itself to the outline for three, possibly four books, and I can totally see it going into an indefinite series. In addition to this, I’m also contemplating sending out another few stories that have gotten rejections – you know, dust ’em off, patch ’em up, etc.
The Rule of Thirteen says that if you really intend to make any money at writing, you need to have at least thirteen unique pieces out for submission at any given time. The theory is that you can’t possibly worry about thirteen different things, so you won’t be obsessing over it and will keep writing other things. I like this idea, and I was almost there (I had eight out), but then I got shanghaied by this novel (which was supposed to be a short story), and now it needs to get finished – it’s very insistent.
To the people who said they’d like to test-read it: It’ll be after edits, and I’ll send an NDA out first. You’re on the list, it’ll be in PDF format.
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