The Waiting Game…and Getting Published! February 12, 2011Posted by pacejmiller in Blogging, Misc, On Writing, Study.
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It’s a waiting game for me right now.
For starters, there’s not much happening around here lately as I wait for this blog to be moved from the free WordPress.com domain to my own at pacejmiller.com.
Let’s face it, I have absolutely no idea when it comes to the Internets, so all I’m doing is waiting for the free experts from the place I signed up at to work their magic. I’m just not sure if I’ve ‘applied’ properly and when it’ll actually get done. It’s always been a dream of mine since I commenced this blog that some day I’ll get my own domain, and now it’s finally happening! Maybe now I can finally get my own erectile dysfunction ads in the sidebar.
In the meantime, I’ve finally figured out how to add custom drop down menus to WordPress.com posts. Check it out! Ahhh…so nice. I’ve also tried to clean things up a little by reducing and parenting the categories. Maybe no one else will notice, but it feels good to have done something.
In other waiting news, I’m going to officially become a ‘published’ author in book format. It’s only one of many entries in an anthology but it’s well respected and paved the way for many successful writers. And besides, it took a lot of hard work and luck (about a one in ten chance) to get selected, and then I had to endure the brutal process of book editing (working one-on-one with an editor) to get it into shape. It’s a 4000 word non-fiction piece and I’m very proud of it, and the only thing I hope is that the publisher doesn’t use its veto power to deny it at the final hurdle!
While I wait for all that to sort itself out, I’m waiting to get the motivation to work on my novel(s) and another magazine piece I have signed up to write (with a mid-March deadline). This one will require me to scour the Internet and go out to speak to professionals. Looking forward to getting out there again.
Lastly, just waiting before class starts again. Less than a month away. Oh, and I’ll be going to Shanghai for a week in March. Looks like more travel posts are coming.