While I didn’t plan to match my submissions to my rejections this week, it worked out that way. Four back in, four back out, and I still have a few more to send out somewhere else, not to mention stories I need to get out the door for the first time.
(Wow. That was a really long sentence. Take a breath.)
Lots of writing on the story that is clearly not a short story. We know this because I just reached the 30,000-word mark in the manuscript. I think what I have here is yet another accidental novel. But I’m not complaining.
My fun news for the week is I sold audio rights to Toasted Cake Podcast for The Burden of So Many Roses, which appeared last year in the February issue of Kazka Press. Just because you’ve sold a story doesn’t mean you can’t sell it again.
- The Time After ~7,770 words
- The Patron Saint of Lost Things
- The Perfect Canvas
- Ghost in the Coffee Machine (audio market)
- Abandonment Issues
- Five to Freedom
- What Little Remains
- The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
- Abandonment Issues
- The Burden of So Many Roses at Toasted Cake Podcast.
- While Straying from the Path was published last week at Flash Fiction Online, you now have other options if you prefer to read stories on your e-reader instead.
You can pick up a copy of this month’s issue (along with some back issues) at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and Weightless Books.
3 responses to “Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one where I fling about some roses”
I love that no matter what you keep going. Through the rejections and the yes’s that you do receive you take it all in stride. Not giving up can be a tough thing to do. It’s funny that I read this blog because I just wrote a writing prompt on gratitude. Check it out!http://writingsbykrystol.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/gratitude-writing-prompt-from-finallywriting-com/
I wanted to know if you write full time and do you have any good query letter templates or examples? I am about to go in with trying to get an agent for both my books and screenplays. I sent a few queries out and was rejected by all of them. I’m not mad or anything but if I can step my game up I will. As far as my screenplays I’ve entered many contests and a film festival. Luckily TWO of my screenplays made it into the finals. I’m so stoked about it! Thanks again for writing your blogs. I may not comment on all of them but I do read them when I get the notification. From one writer to another, keep up the good work!
Oh, thanks for stopping by. Writing a query is tough. I don’t have a template, but I do have a query and writing synopsis workshop I created for an online writing workshop. If you’d like a PDF copy of it, I’ll be glad to send it along.
I don’t write fiction full-time, but I do work full-time as a technical writer and probably put in a good 20 hours a week on various things for fiction (writing, sending things out, taking classes, etc.).
Thanks, I’d love the pdf. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Also I hear that technical writing is a writing all it’s own. I have applied for jobs as a technical writer but I haven’t had such luck yet. I love to write and take classes as well. ScreenwritingU has a lot of free teleseminars that I LOVE.