February is being dedicated to the short story now that I’m finished with the initial (and crappy) rewrites of Spirited in Spite. I’ve got this goal of getting 50 rejections this year (more on that next week) and it’s really spurned my creativity in regards to my short stories.
So here’s my short story To Do List this month:
-Revise/Polish “At 3:36” (I’ve already done initial edits in changing it from 3rd to 1st person)
-Revise/Polish “An Active Sleeper” (I think I’ve figured out how to fix this story)
-Revise/Polish “Everybody’s Time” (I wrote it at the end of last month)
-Review “Powerless” and revise/polish if necessary (It’s my first rejection of the year)
-Write “Notorious” (about the survivor of a serial killer)
-Write “Hear It?” (about a person suffering from auditory hallucinations; title may change)
-Submit any stories that are ready.
I’ve got a couple of other stories (“Anniversaries” and an untitled one) that I could revise if I get the time, but I’ve left them off the list for now simply because I’m not sure what to do to them yet. The stories need tweaking to make them work, but I’m not sure what the tweaks should be. I’m sure it’ll come to me.
Ideally, at the end of the month I’ll have at least four stories that can (and hopefully will be) submitted.
Gotta keep producing and submitting if I want those 50 rejections.