So, it has been just a bit since my last post, let’s get a quick update.
I’ve done a few photo sessions with musicians, artist, and models over the last few weeks, nothing that I am ready to post. I also turned down a couple of higher profile gigs on principle, and I felt damn good about it. Moral of the story, if you want to ask a photographer to cover your big event be prepared to pay them. If you offer a meal as payment you’re going to get what you paid for. I would say that I had never been so insulted in my life, but I have.
On the writing front, I’ve got a couple of short stories in the works, a novella and what may be a novel. Sound like I have too much going on? Well, it really isn’t. I work on one for a few days and then shift gears, have a palate cleanser, and jump on another for a few days; wash, rinse repeat. It works for me, but I’ve had a few people comment that it was just an excuse not to finish anything. That might be true if I did not have anything finished, but I do.
On October 8th I submitted one of my short stories to a Tor.com for publication. It scared the hellout of me hitting the send button, but I did it. It’s a solid little fantasy tale, nothing groundbreaking, but fun. It’s set in a little world I’ve been puttering around for a while and I was glad to send it out. It underwent some drastic editing; I cut over 1500 words from it to prepare it for another publisher, changed my mind and submitted it to Tor. If it gets picked up I will be ecstatic, if not, I’ll send it out again. Once it gets shot down enough I may put it up here.
Now one of my big decisions over the next few weeks is if I am going to participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I’ve heard good and bad about it but I am on the fence. I’ve got a pretty good routine down, and I wonder if it would disrupt it. I do slide from project to project, so I’ve really got to think on it.
There’s not really much else going on. I hope to have some images from some of my recent photo shoots up on the Flickr page soon, and I’m always watching Twitter.
Till next time, peace and God bless,