Weekly writing check-in: the one with the glimmer

So this week I learned that my (very) short story Lucky received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest. I so seldom submit to places like Glimmer Train because I so seldom commit an act of literary fiction. I wasn’t expecting anything from this submission. I suspect my fellow writers “get” this more than readers might. It’s like glancing out the window and glimpsing a unicorn.

And I sent the story back out to another one of those unicorn markets this week. Hey, you never know when you might catch one.

In other news, lots of story and story journal work this week along with some research. Plus I started my fairy tale class.

Writing Work:

  • Planning/researching new series
  • Story planning and notes
  • Story Journal
  • Fairy Tale class


  • Lucky


  • Lucky
  • Fire and Ivy


  • None


  • None


Filed under Reading, Reading & Writing, Weekly Writing Check In, Writing

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

  1. Jody

    You should have a heck of allot more of your books on the Kindle Unlimited program. Not everyone wants to pay $7.99 for a book their going to read maybe one time!! Just a suggestion! Good luck.

    • Hey, Jody,

      I’ve tried it both ways, with nearly all my books in Kindle Unlimited and with them not in KU. Nearly all my books are priced competitively. The one that isn’t? The $7.99 one? It’s published by Simon and Schuster, and they control the price, not me.

      I do make the most money from Kindle Unlimited. It’s tempting to put all my books there. But if I do, I can’t put the ebook on any other vendor (Apple, Barnes and Noble, etc.). I won’t pull any of my books from other vendors, but I am considering putting my next series in KU, at least to start. It’s something I think about a lot. I like KU, and I have a subscription myself. But I hate relying on a single vendor for all my sales.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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