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February recap

| February 29, 2012

By the numbers Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 1 (“The Devil’s Toybox”) Rejections received: 2 Resubmissions: 0 New Submissions: 1 (“The Devil’s Toybox”) Stories out at the end of the month: 4 So what did I get done this month that isn’t reflected above? I only wrote one book […]

Friday Recap

| February 24, 2012

Wow, I kinda fell off from posting here. I suppose working 9 hour days will do that to a person. I didn’t quite get as much done this week as previously hoped for. I wrote another chapter for my novella, and then went back and partially fixed a problem that had occurred to me in […]

Friday Recap

| February 17, 2012

This week has been not too bad, though I suspect my total word count is very much on the low side. I wrote a piece of microfiction on Monday, which was accepted for publication on Tuesday. Last night, I knocked out one of the remaining chapters in my steampunk novella, though I already know it […]

Review up!

| February 16, 2012

I’ve got another review up at Nevermet Press. Today, it’s a review of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. The book is a whimsical and darling story, and I’m seriously considering sending copies to my nieces and nephews for their birthdays this year. It’s also […]

Quick turnaround!

| February 15, 2012

Remember that microfiction story I mentioned on Monday? It was accepted at the venue where I submitted it on Tuesday. That’s less than a 24-hour turnaround from the story being written to the story being accepted. Hooray for nearly instant gratification! The venue is Bat Terrier, and I’ll be sure to post again when my […]

It’s coming back to me!

| February 13, 2012

At least I think so. I realized today that I haven’t written any fiction since February 1st. I was coming down with a cold as we left writer’s group that night, and today was the first day I’ve had the brain power to write. Unsurprisingly, it was because I heard a song. The song was […]

Friday Recap

| February 10, 2012

This week has pretty much been a wash. I did write another book review, but that is all. Between being sick all weekend, then slowly recovering, and then Jeremy having surgery yesterday, my whole schedule has been wonky and weird and not conducive to writing. I had bold plans to finally get some writing done […]

Words of wisdom from Mr. Crowder

| February 7, 2012

I’m still not back at 100 percent yet, which is frustrating. Though I may be able to get something written tonight. Rather than write a blog post of my own today, though, I’m going to share a link from my friend Nate’s blog. Oddly enough, I was going to write about description today. And I […]

Writing when you’re sick

| February 6, 2012

I haven’t been able to get any writing done since Thursday, because my cold has been keeping me completely fuzzy headed. There may be some things that I could write when I’m fuzzy headed, but the stories I have on tap right now are not the right sort. Instead, I’ve been doing a little bit […]

Friday Recap

| February 3, 2012

This week, I managed to finish my story for January and get it submitted, a day ahead of schedule! I also wrote and submitted another review, and got started on a sort of urban fantasy short story, which currently has no title. I also went through Jeremy’s novella manuscript with a fine toothed comb, so […]