Letting Life Lead
My regulars might have noticed that several pieces are now password protected content. It is all still there, let me explain!
As long as a story link is restricted it is “not published” and thus I can try to sell it to a magazine, anthology, or e-zine.
Want to view my fiction projects?
Contact me and ask for the password; I don’t keep your email address (once I reply I will delete it).
Follow me on Patreon and get the password. No donation needed.
It is time to stop the “I wish I hads” and to start collecting rejections by sending my stories out into The Universe. Phase one I began in January of 2015 by launching this blog LaissezFaireLife.com. Phase two was to take whatever time I had and start writing short fiction–not so easy with two kids and a case of avoidance behavior. I began to submit offerings to an online writing community yeahwrite.me , I have entered the NYCM contest three times, started a novella that morphed into something bigger than I intended, and fizzled (not dead, just hibernating).
I am happy to report that stories get stuck in my head the way they did when I was a kid. The voices in my head bug me now when I’m busy.
I crave to make a living doing what I love and this is why a lot of my fiction is not public on my blog anymore, but password protected. I miss out on a lot of submissions because many consider blog posts published. However, as long as the link is restricted it is “not published”.
I have made the password accessible to my followers only via Patreon. Anyone who follows my Patreon page will get the password via a patron-only post. No monetary pledge required.
Of course, if you want to buy me a beer or Cumberland Farms coffee, I won’t say no.
I want people to read my work and get sucked into it, and I want to collect those rejections, too! If I send out more often, maybe one or two will stick.
I think this solution will work. I don’t want to spam your email, but I want to share my stories with you as always. If I need to change a password or provide special access to contest stories, I can change the post on Patreon easily for you.
Now, I am thinking I should collect a New Yorker rejection. What do you say?
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