Bye-bye, Authonomy. I'll be taking down my books and deleting my Authonomy account. It's getting a bit ridiculous over there. Maybe after a bit, it will settle down again and regain some semblance of order, but I can't wait around for that. I keep getting distracted by all the petty arguments - some shocking, some hilarious - in the forums, the begging for backings, the spam messages. I did meet some awesome people there, and got some good feedback, but I think it's run its course for me. I have to focus on other things. My life, for instance haha. And writing. Editing. Submitting.
So my last sort of cryptic post was about me looking for a new job. I was thisclose, but the job fell through. I'm looking to cut back to a part time job to make more time for writing. I had something lined up, a part time assistant manager position, but then the store manager stepped down a week after interviewing me and took the position herself. Go figure. So I'm still looking. Meanwhile, I'm still doing the 40 hour a week gig and trying to fit in the writing stuff around that.
I had my first short story published in Divine Dirt Quarterly a few months ago, and I have a poem forthcoming with them. I also finished an erotic short story that I'll be submitting this weekend to Oysters&Chocolate for their print anthology. Keep your fingers crossed for me on that one. I also have another short story I want to polish and find the right venue for, plus a couple ideas for more erotic short stories. Hopefully I can acquire some more publishing credits to put in my query letters, once I start querying again. Sorry's Not Enough is simmering on the back burner, awaiting some major revisions. I want to up the pace on Confessions of a Non-Believer and get that finished and out to agents. Then I can delve right into my erotica series.
It's time to focus. Quitting Authonomy cold-turkey is the first of many steps to do that.