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June 2017 recap

By the numbers:

Stories out at the beginning of the month: 23
Acceptances received: 1
Rejections received: 13
Stories withdrawn: 1
Resubmissions: 14
New Submissions: 2
Stories out at the end of the month: 25

Pretty good month in June, since I managed to finish and submit a couple of stories. One was written for a specific market, so here’s hoping that one finds a home there. The other one may prove to be a hard sell, simply because of the audience it’s written for, but I may also revise it slightly for another specific market. I’ve already announced the one acceptance, in the Goddesses of the Sea anthology. And I had one story that I pulled from a market because the market seems to have gone dead. Finally, I found a good potential home for another reprint, so that went out too!

In June, I also started a new unplanned story (codename: violin) and finished the first draft of that. It was theoretically for an anthology call, but wound up about half the length it would have needed to be for their minimum word count. But I still really like it at the length it’s at, so perhaps I’ve got to write something different for that anthology call.

I also finished the two new stories (stamps and tour) and got them making the rounds, and finished the first draft of another story (burn). And I’ve been chugging along on B&G2, though more slowly than I’d like. And I’ve worked some on Cross & Circle and Austenworld. I wrote one review and read another book that I’m almost done reviewing.

Wow, when I break that all done, June looks really awesome! This was also with a few different house guests over the course of the month too!

For July, my plans are:

  • Finish the review I’m working on, read another book, and review it.
  • Write through chapter 16 of B&G2 (roughly 5 chapters).
  • Get Cross & Circle cleaned up and ready to publish.
  • Revise burn and violin, and get those circulating.
  • Write a new story (codename: clones).
  • Work on AustenWorld.

And we’ve got the read-through for Utter Fabrication looming in the wings. Looks like another busy month!

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