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March 2014 Recap

By the numbers:
Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5
Acceptances received: 1
Rejections received: 8
Stories withdrawn: 0
Resubmissions: 8
New Submissions: 1
Stories out at the end of the month: 5

March was apparently a bit of a busy month. I finished one new story at the beginning of the month and got it started on the rounds of submissions. And around and around it (and some other stories) went!

I also received notification of a story acceptance! I’m waiting for further contact from the editor before I announce it, but it’s exciting to have found a home for one of my stories! I also have another story that is currently in the second round of consideration, so my fingers are crossed that it has found itself a home as well.

On Sunday, Jeremy and I took the train down to Portland in the morning, and back in the evening. Largely inspired by the Amtrak writers’ residence idea, we thought we could get a bit of writing done on the train. While Jeremy was far more successful than I was (he wrote more than 7,000 words for his novel between the two stints on the train, and a couple of hours at the public library), I was able to make revisions to one story, major cuts to another story, and (with Jeremy’s help) work through a plotline where I had written myself into a corner. I also did a bit of editing for Mad Scientist Journal and played around with some other ideas.

So at this point, I’ve got one story nearly ready to start making the rounds, a possible novella that I’m poking away at, and another story nearly in a first draft. The last of these would potentially be ready to go out by the end of the month, if it weren’t April. But April is filled up with two conventions–one for gaming, one where I’m vending–that will take me out of commission for nearly two full weeks. But I’m going to try to make progress on my stories and novella, and also finish up the novel that I started last November… because then I want to make revisions to it so I can write the sequel in July, for Camp NaNoWriMo!

It’s going to be a busy summer…


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