Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Figuring stuff out

On the writing front, I sent a story out to a planned anthology within the last couple of weeks.  Not naming it, simply because I don't want to get anyone's hopes up before there's reason for it.  Least of all my own.

I think it's good, though.  And just as importantly, I'm figuring out how to put a manuscript together.  A lot of stuff used to just go over my head.  Page numbering, especially.  I had no idea how ot number the pages so that A) the information on each page is in the needed format and B) there's no numbering on the first page.  (You don't number page 1, I guess because it's obvious.)  Now I understand that stuff.

There's another story I'm working on.  It's had its share of false starts. Now it's feeling more like it has a true start, knock on wood.


susan said...

Submitting your work has to be a good thing whether it's accepted or not. Naturally, I hope it is and hope to read the story as well.

Putting manuscripts together in a professional way sounds not unlike the specific requirements for artwork to be juried. Not that I've ever done much of that but I am aware of it.

Best of luck with your next one.

Ben said...

Thank you for the good wishes. You've read an earlier draft of the one that's out. I haven't changed all that much about it.

The process of getting a portfolio together to be juried sounds like it would be interesting to find out about.