Friday, August 22, 2008

90. Submit at least 36 written or artistic works for publication: 1 of 36

My short story, Stall, won honorable mention in the For the Girls 5th Birthday Fiction Competition! Comments on my story are all the way down at the bottom of the page.

I'm so excited. It's the first thing I've submitted in years and the first piece of erotica I've ever submitted anywhere.   On top of that, this'll be the first payment I've ever received for my writing.

I won $10 and a one month membership to the For the Girls website. My story is scheduled to appear November 13.

:::happy dance:::

Thursday, August 21, 2008

90. Submit at least nine written or artistic works for publication (2/9)

I submitted my second written work to the Ligonier Valley Writers' 2008 Flash Fiction Contest.  The theme was zombie stories and my piece is called L'académie des Petits Morts.

It just occurred to me that I previously committed to 12 submissions for the year of 2008.  It now seems silly to have two separate goals so I'm revising my 90th note to self.  I believe that I can manage one submission per month, so I'm going out on a limb and changing my goal thusly:

90. Submit at least 36 written or artistic works for publication (2/36)

:::gulp:::

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

40. For every item I complete, stash at least $5.00 away for something special for myself

I'm up to $50.00, so far!

w00t!

81. Create an Etsy store


I got this one completed sooner than I had planned.  I now have my own Etsy store called Conjure Crafts.  I started making things to list for sale and showed pictures of one of them (called Libro de los Muertos and shown here)

Libro de los Muertos
Originally uploaded by Marni Molina
in another one of my blogs.  Turns out, someone who reads my blog really liked it and asked to buy it.  Long story short, I asked if she could buy it through my Etsy store so I could benefit from the sale on Etsy and she agreed.  I threw up the store real fast yesterday and the deal was done within hours.

Fantastic!  Everyone's happy.

So, my Etsy store is up, but I haven't yet finished the seven items to stock it with (see note to self # 82).  I also still need to work on the store, tweaking the look of it and setting up my policies.  But still ... #81 is done.  Yay!


Friday, August 1, 2008

90. Submit at least nine written or artistic works for publication (1/9)

Last night, I submitted a short piece of erotica to the For the Girls 5th Birthday Fiction Competition.  The contest theme was "transgression," and my piece was titled, Stall.

Wish me luck!