bits and pieces
Well, about the only thing I’ve accomplished since I last posted here was completing another 5K. I shaved two minutes and two seconds off of my time (though it was probably an easier course on a cooler morning), and I got another nifty shirt that I’ll probably never wear. #2 Son played soccer from a little pup all the way through high school and even a bit in college and med school. The mother of a soccer friend of his took all of her son’s team jersey’s through the years and made a quilt of them. My goal is to have enough running shirts to make a quilt too.
I didn’t receive any rejections in the last week, which I suppose is a good thing. I am working hard on one of the Fathers and Sons stories to get it ready for submission. A certain magazine has a call out for stories dealing with childhood, and I think my story could qualify for consideration at least. But I don’t have that feel about it that it’s ready, that it’s finished. So I’m devoting a lot of attention to it, hoping to hone it to perfection in time for the submission deadline (which is at the end of this month). That will make it the fourth of the F&S stories I’ll be circulating.
I have been working on my other stories a bit. It’s mostly pencil work right now; I’m not in the throes of actual creation of new material, but I think that’s coming soon. What has me perplexed is the fact that I have two completed novels that I am doing nothing with. I’m not shopping them around at all. What’s with that?