March 24, 2013
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I recently submitted one of my short stories to Guerrilla Graffiti Magazine, the first one I ever officially submitted. Although the story got rejected, because it was not something they specialized in, I am extremely satisfied by their elegant and polite manner by which they responded to my submission. The response e-mail even had a suggestion to another magazine which might specializes in the genre of my story.
That was the only purpose of this post.
I would suggest checking it out regardless if you are interested in submitting a piece or not. <http://ggmag.net/>
February 11, 2013
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Because writing had never been an important activity in my life prior to my epiphany about half a year ago, I never considered putting an active effort in reading. However, I have come to regret this as of lately and decided to make amends. In addition to writing no less than 1,000 words a day, I decided to read no less than 100 pages a day (starting with 200 pages for the first week to see if it is possible).
My efforts proved successful for the past three days (including this one) and I already feel that the impact on the way I think while I prepare a chapter or write a little. Nevertheless, I do believe that if I read poorly written books, the style might rub off and negatively affect me.
I also came upon this website which gave me a hell of a motivational boost by helping me keep track of the books I read and the books I am currently reading – http://www.goodreads.com/. This website also suggests books based on your rating for the ones which you have read.