Weekly writing check-in: the one with the banner week

So this past week? This was a banner week. I sold not one, but two stories to pro-paying markets, including one of my dream markets, Cicada. They bought reprint rights to Straying from the Path, which just goes to show that you can sell a story more than once, and do so at a good rate as well. One myth dispelled.

Plus, I finally found a home for The Life Expectancy of Fireflies! It’s a quirky, slightly disturbing story that’s received a lot of personal rejections along the lines of good story/not quite right for us/send us your next thing. This sort of response is gratifying if a little frustrating. But Fine Linen Magazine looks like a grand home for it.

I finished up the week with a rejection (because you can’t win them all) and with the final scenes for Gone Ghost. Last week? I like you very much.

Writing Work:

  • Calvino class: Finished reading If on a winter’s night a traveler, drafted my essay. Now all I need to do is post it and respond to the other essays. Almost there!
  • Writing ~ 3,000 words
  • Finished Gone Ghost


  • Knight in the Royal Arms


  • Knight in the Royal Arms


  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
  • Straying from the Path


  • None


Filed under Publishing, Weekly Writing Check In, Writing, YA

2 responses to “Weekly writing check-in: the one with the banner week

  1. I’ve been reading for a while but have never commented. But I wanted to congratulate you and also thank you for sharing both the ups and downs. It’s very encouraging. You’re an inspiration!

    • Oh, thank you! I know I don’t write the most exciting blog, but in addition to helping me stay honest, I hope it can also show how writers that they can inch their way toward writing goals.

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