Thursday, July 12, 2007

Account Ability ...


That time again to check the quarterly goals. Past time, in fact. I took an extra week to compensate for the vacation in June. As the CEO, CIO, and COO of this company, I can change deadlines at will.

And hey! Good news:

FY07 Q4 Goals
-Finish editing 'Chasing Midnight', SF novel.

Done!

-Edit, polish, agonize over, edit again, and submit a new short story.
Done-arific!!

-Start process for new novel: 20,000 foot view, theme, basic idea, etc.
Done-tastic!!!

Now, while the Asimov's rejection finally did arrive*, there was good news this quarter with an accepted story. Overall, investors are happy and have gone to the beach to sip the beverage of their choice. Join them in the comments with your beverage of choice! Mine would be a very cold, pale-amber colored craft beer.

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Okay, enough celebrating. Back to work!

FY08 Q1 Goals
-Edit, polish, agonize over, edit again, and submit TWO short stories.

-Continue process for new novel, preparing for NaNoWriMo in November.

-Pull 'Chasing Midnight' out of the compost and see if it is nutritious humus or just worm food.



* The response from Asimov's arrived 120 days after submission.

7 Comments:

Blogger Steve Buchheit said...

Woohoo! And the investors celebrate. Me, well heck, I'll try one of those pale ales if you've got another one.

Good work! (do it again :)

July 13, 2007 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Camille Alexa said...

Keep those investors happy. You're the money, baby.

You're so money, and you don't even know it.

July 13, 2007 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

[Splits the six-pack with Steve].
Cheers, man.

Camille: If I'm money, you're bullion.

July 13, 2007 at 11:29 PM  
Anonymous Merrie Haskell said...

So, what'd the rejection say?

July 16, 2007 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

"Dear Contributor:

Thank you ... We appreciate ... Although it does not suit the needs ... Please excuse this form letter ... Sincerely"

I'm glad I sent the additional SASE with additional postage. From now on, forever stamps only.

July 16, 2007 at 3:28 PM  
Anonymous rick o said...

Hope you're not done celebrating, I'll be there on Saturday. Drink up, we'll get more cold frosty beverages. And don't forget the cigars.

By the way, I want to touch every stinking rejection letter, so put them in a neat pile. Then we paper the living room. KIDDING, Mrs. Wheeler ...

July 17, 2007 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Todd Wheeler said...

By the way, I want to touch every stinking rejection letter, so put them in a neat pile.

I thought you were going to suggest firing up the grill with them.

July 17, 2007 at 9:52 PM  

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