In case you missed the announcement at The Unpublished Writers' Guide to Survival (or you missed it over at Alexia Chamberlynn's blog), some people having a Twitter pitch party where you use the hashtag #pitmad* and tweet your pitches. After which, I assume, anyone who likes your pitch will get in touch with you. Personally, the idea scares the bejeebers out of me.
In other news, I had submissions out to three publishers. The two for Dying Embers have... well... died. As far as I can tell, Djinnocide is still alive at Harper Voyager. Just as well, I guess, since I'm going to be a busy beaver soon. (And that's the story I'm sticking with - like Aesop's fox who didn't want those sour grapes anyway.)
The reality of it, though, is that no matter how busy I think I'm going to be, I'll always have time to work. (Or, if there's a contract involved, I'll make the time to work.) My problem, though, is right now I'm thoroughly unmotivated. I don't have anything driving me to get writing done. Yeah, it's there. And yeah, I still love it. But no, it's not motivating me on its own. Must be the Mid-winter Malaise has me in its dastardly clutches.
If you need postage, buy 'forever stamps' TODAY. Stamps go up by a penny over the weekend, and if you get the 'forever stamps', they still work for the higher rate. Who knows what the freight rates will be. :shrug: Last year they went up like 8 cents for the lowest cost Media Mail package. Bleh. I know it's only 8 cents, but they're nickel-n-diming me to death.
What's going on in your world? Any this or that to share?
*corrected after Janet pointed out I had it wrong. D'oh.