Thursday, 24 July 2008
I've got, by my standards at least, quite a bit of work out in the ether at the moment. A quick count up reveals something in the order of 38 poems, 3 short stories and 3 articles at various points along the submission-initial rejection-frantic reworking-eventual acceptance-publication trail. Keeping track of everything I've submitted to various places is a little awkward. In the end, I've settled for a rather mixed system of keeping my submission e-mails and letters, marking submitted pieces with OUT in large letters so I don't simultaneously submit by accident. This would all be rather less complicated, but I'm also keeping track of hundreds of pages of PhD, the novel I will (all right... might) get round to submitting some more, the sequel to it I wrote when I thought the thing was going to be published, and the comic fantasy thing I'm working on at the moment. It's all getting a bit complicated.