State of the Writer

Life is… well.  It’s life, right?

It took me a couple of weeks to get back into the groove of life after Viable Paradise.  Now I’m back in the saddle, so to speak, on several fronts.

I finished redrafting my novelette, “Choices,” and submitted it to  If and when it gets rejected, I’ll incorporate any new crits to it and send it out again.  I won’t stop until it’s done the rounds and not found a home.  Then and only then will it be trunked.

I’m beginning work on restructuring, rewriting, and revising the portions of The Remembrance War I that exist now, and adding more to it.  My goal is to have the entire book done by next November, if not before.

I say “I’m beginning,” but the truth is, I’m pretty much done now, at least with the novel outline.  I’m trying to decide if I want to write a synopsis/treatment, or just go straight into composition.  Probably straight into comp.  We’ll see.

In the day job, things are getting better.  Not perfect yet, but certain students who are a complete pain in my butt are inching themselves closer and closer to expulsion.  I doubt we’ll see many of them next semester.  I still want better classes next year.

Published by Michael R. Johnston

Father of an eighth grader, high school English teacher, writer. Fifty years old and feeling almost every bit of it on some days, and not a bit of it on others. Based in Sacramento, California, USA

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