I am Taking a Leap of Faith.
I need to do that as a writer.
Today, I am finishing all the stories that I have been sitting on and submitting them to major publications. Most probably, I will get rejected, but I do not think that warrantees not trying.
By major publications I do not mean big publications on medium, I mean huge literary magazines, like the New Yorker and the Paris Review. I believe I can do it.
I have three stories, two of which I will not disclose the plot of, but the third one, I am really proud of that idea. It is a four-part short story with each part representing a different theme and part of life. They are conversations that reinforce the theme and then the music further consolidates it into a complete story. I am curious to see how that performs.
Why I need to do that.
I need to do this early on in my career because there is competition everywhere and if I never give out what I build, I will get severely disadvantaged, which I already am, being a non-native speaker. I cannot risk it any further. If I want to be a writer, I might as well write better.
Am I really doing only that and writing a whole post about it? No. I have been thinking of starting a newsletter for a while now and felt that not many people will come anyway, so why not try it out? Yeah, that is a long way of saying subscribe to my newsletter to get monthly updates on literature, philosophy and writing. It will ship on the 19th of every month. Happy reading and writing!
A small post today because of the work that I mentioned previously. Sorry if this disappointed you, but it is what it is. You can read this in the meantime.
Modernist Literature Was (Not) Great
How It Advocated Classism and Could Prompt Renaissance.
The Mark Twain Method to Writing Humour.
Overexploitation and long, drawn-out story over a mundane thing.
That’s it then!