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The older I get, the busier I get, and the more I realize I don't have time to do everything that "should" be done. For the last couple of years in a row, one of my New Years Resolutions has been to back my work up properly. But of course, I never had time to copy all the files over once a week (or a month, or a....) when my little reminder-to-self would pop up on my calendar.
The answer? Automation.
There are a lot of services out there that will let you automatically or almost-automatically back up your computer to the cloud online (the safest option in case your house burns down) for prices from free to "some money": Dropbox, Carbonite, Crashplan, etc. You could spend hours online reading reviews and comparisons of the different plans. I ended up going with SugarSync, which lets me choose which folders to back up online and also has a "magic folder" that I use to hold files I want to transfer between my laptop and computer desktop. The free plan has enough storage to let me keep all my writing safe.
Check it out for yourself: https://www.sugarsync.com/referral?rf=dd
(and yes, if you use this referral link, I get a little extra storage free)
And now? My writing backs itself up, easy-peasy.
What I've been up to lately, writing-wise:
* I did a PodCastle reading of Eugie Foster’s haunting modern fantasy, Black Swan, White Swan
(listen here: http://podcastle.org/2011/11/22/podcastl
* I've also updated Circus of Brass and Bone, the post-apocalyptic steampunk story about a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization. I put a new episode up in December and another one will be going up within the next couple of days. Read it here.
Keep writing, keep submitting, and good luck!
- Abra Staffin-Wiebe
Things Shiny or Useful
* [writing craft, writing exercises] 25 Ways to Improve Your Writing in 30 Minutes a Day: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2
* [procrastination, social networks] Why the Internet is a Trap (and how to deal with it): http://talktoyouniverse.blogspot.com/201
* [characters] Writing characters: http://www.glimmertrain.com/b59hubschman.h
* [publicity] A look at Goodreads ads: http://lisa-schroeder.livejournal.com/39
* [worldbuilding] Are you building your world, or limiting it?: http://writertracy.livejournal.com/35618
* [writing craft, beginnings] 8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/8-w
* [writing craft] 3 Secrets to Great Storytelling: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-art
* [humor] How to Revise Your Work and the Awesome Editing Symbols You Should Know: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-edit
(Most of this month's useful links came from this Writers Digest summary of the most popular articles of 2011: http://www.writersdigest.com/online-edit
Nameless Magazine is a new, pro-paying market for dark speculative fiction and science fiction.
Hook us in the first paragraph! Don't build and hope we stay with it unless you are a BRILLIANT writer (think Bataille, Cocteau, Shakespeare, Wilde, Orwell and so on). Looking for well-written, powerful, original ideas and new twists on old horror conventions. Especially looking for stories that examine the darker side of the human condition. New writers are welcome to submit. Please purchase a sample copy to see what type of stories we are publishing. Expect to be edited.
The basics: science fiction or dark fiction, 1,500-9,500 words, $.05/word.
Market List Updates
To see all the details about these new listings and what they're looking for, as well as hundreds of other listings, go to Aswiebe's Market List and download the latest version of the spreadsheet.
|Name||What they want||Pay Per Word – Fiction||Flat Pay – Fiction (Lowest)||Website|
|Nameless Magazine||Dark SF/F, weird, thought-provoking||$0.0500||http://namelessmag.jasunni.com/submissio
|Outlaw Bodies ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 05/01/2012||SF themed to bodies in the future||$35.00||http://futurefire.net/about/outlawbodies.h
|Hoot||All genres, flash, twitterfic||$10.00||http://www.hootreview.com/submissions/|
|The Mothman Chronicles ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 07/01/2012||Themed: Mothman||$0.0500||http://michaelknost.blogspot.com/2011/08/n
|Flatiron Press||Science fiction and fantasy, themed||$0.0200||http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pa
|Goldfish Grimm||All spec-fic||$25.00||http://www.goldfishgrimm.com/|
|From an Eagle's Eye ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED||Fantasy themed to birds of prey.||$5.00||http://www.mystichawker.com/sub.html|
|Campfire Howls ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE UNTIL FILLED||Themed: werewolves and cowboys||$5.00||http://www.mystichawker.com/sub.html|
|Dark Trails ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 06/01/2012||Weird or dark Western||$0.05||http://michaelknost.blogspot.com/2011/11/n
|Apex Magazine||SF, fantasy, and horror||$0.0500||http://apex-magazine.com/submission-guid
|Extreme Planets ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 06/30/2012||Themed: alien worlds||$0.0300||http://www.david-conyers.com/extremeplan
|Midnight Echo||Horror and dark fantasy||$0.0200||http://midnightechomagazine.com/submissi
|Fantastique Unfettered||SF/F - “fantastic fiction”||$0.0100||http://www.fantastique-unfettered.com/p/w
|Aether Age, The||Shared world fantasy||$0.0050||http://www.aether-age.com/p/guidelines.h
|Fantasy Short Stories||High fantasy||$10.00||http://fantasyshortstories.org/submissio
|James Gunn's Ad Astra||Science fiction, themed||$50.00||http://adastra.ku.edu/?page_id=49|
|Extinction Files, The ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 02/29/2012||Themed to the extinction of mankind.||$10.00||http://alter.lefora.com/2011/12/14/the-e
|Scout and Engineer||All genres||$125.00||http://www.scoutandengineer.com/submissi
|Tomorrow ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 06/01/2012 - 09/30/2012||Themed: post-apocalyptic||$20.00||http://www.kayellepress.com/submission-g
|Basement Stories - DEAD MARKET (on hiatus for the indefinite future)||All genres - prefers SF/F||$0.0300||http://www.basementstories.org/submissio
|Fungi ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 01/15/2012 - 02/15/2012||Dark, themed: fungi||$0.0100||http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/?p=156
|Golden Visions - DEAD MARKET||Science fiction, fantasy, spec-fic, mild horror. Also has regular themed contests.||$0.0025||http://goldenvisionsmagazine.homestead.c
|Demon Minds DEAD MARKET||Horror||$0.0000||$0.00||http://www.demonminds.com/submissions.ht
|Murky Depths - DEAD MARKET||Speculative - no pure fantasy or sci-fi but elements of either good||$19.51||http://www.murkydepths.com/|
|Misfit Magazine||Eclectic, all genres||$10.00||http://www.misfitmagazine.com/2011/08/su
|Port Iris - DEAD MARKET (on indefinite hiatus)||All spec-fic – SF/F preferred||$10.00||http://www.portiris.com/index.php?option=c
|Crossed Genres - DEAD MARKET||SF/F with another genre of their choice.||$10.00||http://www.crossedgenres.com/submissions.h
|Lightspeed Magazine||Science fiction and fantasy||$0.0500||http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/|
|Fantasy Magazine - DEAD MARKET (merged with Lightspeed)||Fantasy||$0.0500||http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/about-2/a
|Fae Publishing - DEAD MARKET||Fantasy and science fiction.||$0.0500||http://www.faepublishing.com/blog1/?page
|Soul Reflections (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 04/15/2012||Dark fantasy/horror themed to reflection.||$0.0025||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/2011/1
|Chained in the Attic (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 02/25/2012||Horror||$0.0010||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/2011/1
|Miscellanea: A Transdimensional Library||Themed: excerpt from a library book in some other dimension||$10.00||http://eggplantproductions.com/?page_id=1
|A Place in Time (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE ? - 12/30/2012||Themed: lost cities||$5.00||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/forum/c
|Crystal Ball (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE ? 2012 UNTIL FILLED||Themed: fortune telling||$5.00||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/forum/c
|Blurring the Edges (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE ? 2012 UNTIL FILLED||Themed: stories that could be ripped from the headlines but aren't, with a secret||$5.00||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/forum/c
|Down the Rabbit Hole (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 07/31/2012||Themed: other worlds||$5.00||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/forum/c
|Broken Windows, Creaky Doors (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 09/30/2012||Themed: hauntings and ghosts||$5.00||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/forum/c
|Dark Finds (Wicked East Press) ONE-TIME ANTHOLOGY - DUE 05/30/2012||Themed: cursed objects and things||$5.00||http://wickedeastpress.lefora.com/forum/c
Aswiebe's Market List
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