March 21, 2008
The past couple days have been crazy, so here’s a recap…
Met with my investors yesterday who seem pleased at the progress I’m making during this project. At the end of three weeks I have two large projects underway and a handful of other projects and queries in the pipeline.
Contacted a few new publications (national and regional) for the Jonathan Coulton pieces and have already heard back from one. Nothing great yet, but response time in the magazine industry is notoriously slow so I’m not worried. And it’s actually a good sign when a response is slow—that often means that an editor has either taken an interest in the piece and wants to talk to other editors about it, or it’s sitting in a pile somewhere waiting to be read.
Developed a few more non-fiction book ideas. Queries for those will go out in the next few weeks.
Worked on a poem, but it’s not as finished as it could be and will need some more work.
Found a few more interesting newspaper or magazine feature ideas. These are via events to attend in Boston and Cambridge. May pitch those to the local media.
Continued to improve my work space.
That’s all for now. I know today is rumored to be New Media Friday, but we both understood that once the wheels started turning, response from editors would dictate my workflow. Look for a podcast in the next week or so. I still have people lined up for A Life of Play and have some stuff in the pipeline for Bowl of Cheese.
Chat soon. You can follow me on Twitter – where I share some inter-day progress. Or just leave your comments here on the blog.