Good Morning, Sunday. 30-4-17

Another week where I’ve dragged my feet. I’ve struggled to get my butt in the chair and just write. A lot of that is me and not being strong enough to not just crash out when I get home and binge something on Netflix. Some of it is tiredness from the day job, but 99% of it is me struggling to get the motivation to sit down and write. At the moment I am writing in my lunch breaks but not when I get home of an evening. This I have really got to change. I am working on sorting out the reasons why I struggle at times, but it’s a little up and down.

To what I’ve done though: I’ve mainly been working on an anthology submission this last week. I’m a little stuck on it at the moment as I’m not sure where I want to go with it and I’m a little worried that I’m not sticking to the theme close enough. I’ve got a few ideas of how I can hopefully fix that but I think I’m going to have to wait for the edit to do that. If I start trying to do it now I’m just not going to get it done.

The second anthology I’ve heard about I’m really struggling to come up with an idea for. That submission date is before the first one, but I just can’t flesh out an idea that for the theme that really grabs me. I need to so some more thinking on it.

The fanfic piece, I haven’t touched at all this week. I should be stuck into it and progressing at a healthy pace now but it feels like I’ve let it slip by. So I’m going to change that in the next coming days.

We’ve got the Mayday bank holiday here in the UK this weekend so we get an extra day off, and I’m going to try and make the most of that. I’ve got a meet with Owen today which’ll probably take up the bulk of the morning and this afternoon I’m kind of planning a chill out/tidy up. It has been a tiring week and I’d like to relax a little as we get into late afternoon onwards. My brother got me the Predator trilogy (Predator, Predator 2, and Predators) on Blu-Ray for my birthday and I’m planningĀ to have a Predator marathon tonight.

I will be getting to the Costa where I’m meeting Owen early, so I can get some words written and hopefully get past this little bit where I’m stuck on this story submission. That said, I need to get my arse in gear and ready to go. For some people going out in their pjs is an acceptable practice, but I’m not remotely one of those people.

Have a great day, folks.

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6 thoughts on “Good Morning, Sunday. 30-4-17

  1. I’m no expert on anthologies, but I would say this: how close you have to stick to the theme will vary. I was accepted for an anthology due in the Summer and theme was paradise. I submitted a dark sci-fi story that fit the theme, but didn’t focus on it. That said, the submission guidelines did state that they were happy for people to use the theme in a more loose sense. If in doubt, you could always contact the team dealing with the submissions. What anthologies are they out of interest?

    • One is for Fossil Lake, and the theme is shapeshifting, and I just can’t spark an idea for it. But it’s never been something that I’ve been that interested in. The other is a charity anthology for Burdizillo (I’m sure I spelt that wrong) and the theme is electricity. That one I’m happy with the idea for and have got past where I was stuck. Both are horror sorta anthologies I think lol

      • I love a good shapeshifter myself, but I’m not so great with coming up with original ideas for them. It;s a tough subject because there have been so many different things done with it.

          • A lot of it falls under Urban Fantasy these days, I find. There are some good UF books out there mind you, but they’re an entirely different beast to the stuff you get in films.

          • I think this one is hard for me because it’s not something I have much experience of. If I had a little more time I’d dig into some of what’s out there.

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