By the numbers:
Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5
Acceptances received: 1
Rejections received: 3
Stories withdrawn: 0
New Submissions: 0
Stories out at the end of the month: 4
Another month, and another acceptance! I’m proud to announce that my short story, “Veli tis Artemidos,” will be appearing in the first issue of The Big Adios from One Eye Press.
So with that out of the way, things have been slow on the short fiction front. I’ve got one story that I’ve neglected to get back out to markets, simply because I’ve been busy and working on other things.
I think the main breakthrough that I had in the last month is that I’ve finally decided that something I wanted to be a short story is really probably a novella. So I’m going to try to knock that out in July, during Camp NaNoWriMo.
But because I can’t do things the easy way, I’m spending only the second half of July working on said novella. I’ll be spending the first half of July doing the first round of copy edits on my husband’s novel, Kensei 2 (which will likely have a more clever title later). So Camp NaNoWriMo for me is to edit 77,000 words and write maybe 30,000. No problem, right?
Until then, though, we’ve got June, and I’m anticipating spending most of this month working on editing the stories for Mad Scientist Journal‘s anthology, That Ain’t Right, which is scheduled to come out around August or September. I’ve got 18 stories (80,000 words) to edit for that one, so that pretty much knocks out my June, especially if I also need to squeeze in outlining my novella and maybe working on another story-turned-novella.
Well, the upside of all of this is that we mostly go to air conditioned coffee shops, so getting a lot of writing done in the summer is a nice way to beat the heat (what little heat we get in Seattle)!