May 21st, 2011

hat, tophat, Evan, 2019

Machine Of Death 2: The SEQUEL!

So, I'm reading Machine of Death. You may recall that I was working on a story to submit for this book, but didn't finish it anywhere near the submission deadline. So when I saw the call for submissions to Machine of Death Volume 2, I knew I wanted to give it a shot. Which is putting it mildly. I'd really, really, really like to have a story accepted for the anthology.

Apparently there were hundreds of submissions last time, and they've already received over 300,000 words of stories for this round. So the competition is terribly fierce. Therefore, I need to write an awesome story (or to increase my chances, three awesome stories). And as Writers know, sitting down to write something awesome is generally self-defeating. It's paralyzing. Ideas might be awesome, finished stories could be, but first drafts rarely are. sanguinity was very sympathetic and reminded me about all this when we discussed it on a walk. She said I should just work on writing stories I'd like. Good advice, indeed.

Anyway, I'm enjoying the book well enough, and I hope to have some stories in a month or so.
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