Monthly Archives: April 2013

Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 17 from snow to sun

Week 17! Last week it was all snow. Now? We have sun! We’ll be inching toward eighty degrees here today. It’s a little surreal.

Even with the revision work, I wrote something new, if short, this week. I got my submissions in, even submitting something new along with a re-submission of another story.

Writing:

  • Long Walk Home~ 1,000 words.
  • Revisions on Speechless, edits up to chapter nine, new scenes added (and some deleted). In total, I’ve added 4,400 words to the manuscript. Because I’m “aging” it (from tween to teen) this is a good thing. The book can go a bit longer without any worries about it being too long.

Rejections:

  • None

Submissions:

  • Leap of Faith
  • Just a Matter of Time 

Acceptances:

  • None

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Editing cat is editing

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Editing cat finds your words … wanting.

Also? That’s no ordinary pen. That’s a Uni-ball Vision Elite, black ink infused with color (in this case, red). That’s right. It’s infused. With color. And it is awesome.

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 16 the one with more April (snow) showers and rejections

Week 16! And what a week is was, was it not? Glued to the news, two and a half hour commutes thanks to an epic April snowstorm, and those are just the things I remember.

The rest of the week I revised and I wrote a … well, let’s call it another episode of what I’m thinking of as Pansy’s story. I sent out another new story this week, although for this coming week, I may go with a re-submission of a story that has been making the rounds. I have enough on my writing plate that revising another short story might be more than I can handle.

Writing:

  • Downpour ~ 4,500 words.
  • Revisions on Speechless, book map, new calendar, and the first two chapters revised. Yay!

Rejections:

  • The Patron Saint of Lost Things
  • Fellowship award I knew I wasn’t going to get

Submissions:

  • The Weight of Secrets 

Acceptances:

  • None

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 15 April rejections bring …?

Week 15! So, yes, I knew it was coming. One glance at my submission tracker would tell anyone that April might have more than its fair share of raining rejections. And they’ve already started to fall.

But that’s okay. That’s the way it works. And hey, look! I’m not running out of stories to submit. Ah, yes, the upside to rejection.

Of course, not all the news is bad; some of the news is in progress, for lack of a better description. I hope to say more about this soon.

Writing:

  • Daydreams and Nightmares, ~ 3,000 words.
  • Revisions on Speechless, moving it from tween to teen.

Rejections:

  • The Madness in King’s End
  • The Burden of So Many Roses ~ came back fast, but it was a nice rejection; I’ll try here again
  • Just a Matter of Time

Submissions:

  • Filling the Space

Acceptances:

  • None

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Dear Spring …

Where are you?

nospring

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 14 the one where I look ahead

Week 14! I spent some of my writing time this week revising a story to send out (it’s next week’s sub 1), and looking at the handful of stories I want to send out this month.

One, I’d like to have some new stories making the rounds. Two, I’m running out of stories to submit. (I have 18 pieces out at the moment, some duplicates, but still, I need more stories) Three, there are some submission deadlines I’d really like to hit. All that adds up to more revision.

Also, this week, I sent out my first reprint submission. We’ll see how that goes.

Additionally, I spent some time reviewing the calendar for the next three months. We. Are. So. Busy. I still hope to stay on track with Write 1/Sub 1, but I’m not going to stress about trying to write ALL THE THINGS. Some things will just have to wait.

Writing:

  • Market Day, ~ 4,000 words.

Rejections:

  • The Madness in King’s End

Submissions:

  • The Madness in King’s End
  • Pitch contest
  • The Burden of So Many Roses to a reprint market (!)

Acceptances:

  • None

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Coming soon: Unidentified Funny Objects 2!

Photo-mainComing soon (as in September 2013) another volume of funny science fiction and fantasy stories will hit the shelves.

Want to know more? Head on over to the Kickstarter project page to see who is headlining this year’s anthology and all the bonuses for helping to support its launch.

If you’re a writer with a funny speculative fiction story, check out the guidelines here.

I was thrilled to be involved with the first anthology. Will I submit again? I might. I have a story I think might fit. At the moment, I can’t decide if it’s humorous or merely crazy. With my stories, it can be hard to tell.

 

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