State of the Writer

Life is… well.  It’s life, right?

It took me a couple of weeks to get back into the groove of life after Viable Paradise.  Now I’m back in the saddle, so to speak, on several fronts.

I finished redrafting my novelette, “Choices,” and submitted it to Tor.com.  If and when it gets rejected, I’ll incorporate any new crits to it and send it out again.  I won’t stop until it’s done the rounds and not found a home.  Then and only then will it be trunked.

I’m beginning work on restructuring, rewriting, and revising the portions of The Remembrance War I that exist now, and adding more to it.  My goal is to have the entire book done by next November, if not before.

I say “I’m beginning,” but the truth is, I’m pretty much done now, at least with the novel outline.  I’m trying to decide if I want to write a synopsis/treatment, or just go straight into composition.  Probably straight into comp.  We’ll see.

In the day job, things are getting better.  Not perfect yet, but certain students who are a complete pain in my butt are inching themselves closer and closer to expulsion.  I doubt we’ll see many of them next semester.  I still want better classes next year.

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About Michael Johnston

Father of a third grader, high school English teacher, writer. Forty-three years old and feeling almost every bit of it on some days, and not a bit of it on others. Based in Sacramento, California, USA
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2 Responses to State of the Writer

  1. Nadya Duke says:

    So glad day job is looking better. Good luck with “Choices.”

  2. M.E. Garber says:

    Glad your “states” are improved. Crossed fingers on the sub!

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