Saturday, February 28, 2009

Still Standing...Somehow

Alright. So I've been absent since the end of last month. Apologies all around. Kids have been sick, in-laws have been in town, and I've been working massive amounts of overtime.

I'll do a longer post tomorrow, just wanted to say a few words.

Graveside Tales is migrating servers, which is good. The bad part is I use my Graveside Tales email to send submissions and receive it has been a week since I've checked that without access. I can't wait for it to get back up for that reason, as well as remaining in touch with the other horror writers.

Here are my goals starting this month:

Three posts a week on here, not a big problem, but hey.

Get some revising done.

Start on yet another novel attempt after finally sketching out a full concept.

Here's what was accomplished this month:


I did start on and am trying to finish up this weekend a story that I plan on subbing to New Bedlam when it opens to submissions called "Courting Lovecraft" as a working title. Working. I'm not going to rip off the anthology that inspired the e-project I plan on subbing to.

I reworked a few other pieces, but can't seem to get them to flow in a way I like, so am thinking about shoving them into the dark depths of my wicked heart.

I've been blocked this month, mainly due to working appeals cases for the elderly for about 12-14 hours a day and them coming home to be Daddy.

Oh, and the babies got christened, which was fun and resulted in much partying. Desi and I also celebrated a year of fighting and making up otherwise known as marriage on February 15th.

Congrats to all my guys with acceptances, condolences to those with rejections, and I'll be back tomorrow or Monday to start making good on my promise for posting.

J.C. Tabler


Catherine J Gardner said...

Here's what was accomplished this month:



I am missing Graveside Tales far more than I should. Hoping it's back up soon.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Some months are like that. I am actually a little embarrassed at my EOM post I will write later today. Hoping for a more productive March, for both of us.

By the way, I hope you are enjoying your new job at least and congrats on 15 years. Way to go. (have you moved yet?)

J.C. Tabler said...

Cate: I know, I figured one word could speak for aparagraph here.

Jamie: Not yet. We're getting a student loan deferred, and the van paid off this month, meeting with the lawyer next week to get the contracts drawn up, and I need to fax the paperwork back to our loan officer. And 1 year on the 15th. 15 years...that's a little in the future.

katey said...

Congrats on the christening and the anniversary!

I miss Graveside Tales as well, though not with quite the urgency you do I'm sure. I keep going there and hoping it's back around and then feeling all let down.

Oh awesome, my verification word is: "maimiest". I could so use that.

J.C. Tabler said...

Katey: I was working on dialogue today and, remembering a conversation with a coworker am now using the sentence "It looks like Daddy did a bad, bad thing." Don't you love random inspiration from unlikely sources?