A while back I posted that I had my first story accepted by a journal. That journal is coming out in October this year is called Kansas City Voices. I will most likely post the story on this blog some time after it is published, but for now it is the waiting game.
I haven’t written a few weeks now and I’m feeling a small withdrawal from it. I need to get back at it. Unfortunately I’ve been spending my time doing other things. Though I honestly can say that video games have also been on the back burner a bit so they aren’t the culprit. Right now, I’ve been spending most of my time working on my new house. Yeah, I know, grown up stuff, but it’s fun actually working on a house you actually own. I just wish I had more time to get the things done that I want to get done. But that’s the kicker. It’s always about time. There is never enough of it, and even when there is we usually lack the motivation to do what we wanted or needed to do. On the plus side, I do have my office set up so I can get back to writing when I do find some time. Of course my first priority should be working on the book, but I’ve actually been wanting to get a few short story drafts put together. There are several reasons for this. One, I need to write more short stories and send them out for publication. And two, I want to. I don’t have a lot out in the world looking for publication and the story being published in October is my first. I need to get those numbers up. Those are rookie numbers. Which of course I am just getting started. I just need to keep working so that maybe one day I can work as a full time writer.
It’s good to have a dream. It’s even better to have achieved that dream. And the next one, etc. Just remember to take action or else that dream will remain a fantasy. Nothing comes easy. Work harder, or at lease keep working.