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January 2019 Recap

| February 5, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 51 Acceptances received: 2 Rejections received: 44 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 51 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 56 January has been a busy month for submissions, as I’ve been keeping a lot of stories out at all times, […]

December 2018 Recap

| January 1, 2019

By the numbers:Stories out at the beginning of the month: 46Acceptances received: 2Rejections received: 38Stories withdrawn: 1Resubmissions: 38New Submissions: 6Stories out at the end of the month: 51 December was another month of keeping a lot of stories in circulation, which was challenging at times. But I also sold two stories in December, so all […]

2018 in review

| December 31, 2018

It’s the end of 2018, so it’s time to look back and see how I did on my writing goals. 18 new short stories Met and exceeded. My final count (as of today) is 44 completed pieces in 2018, which includes 6 poems and 38 stories. In addition, I have 16 more stories that are […]

November 2018 recap

| December 4, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 32 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 28 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 30 New Submissions: 12 Stories out at the end of the month: 46 November was a busy month for submissions, as I finished up a bunch of my Drawlloween pieces (10 stories and […]

My 2018 Publications

| November 20, 2018

With the proliferation of awards posts popping up across the internet, I went back and looked over what I’ve had published this year and what I’ve written this year, because I started feeling like I hadn’t done much. Turns out (go figure), my brain is a filthy liar. Sales and Publications: I’ve sold 11 pieces […]

October 2018 Recap

| November 1, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 31 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 25 Stories withdrawn: 1 (1) Resubmissions: 23 New Submissions: 4 Stories out at the end of the month: 32 Things turned around more quickly in October, so I’ve got a few more resubmissions, and a handful of new […]

September 2018 Recap

| October 2, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 32 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 18 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 16 New Submissions: 4 Stories out at the end of the month: 31 While it doesn’t seem like I’ve had a whole lot of submissions this month, part of that is that I’ve […]

August 2018 recap!

| September 4, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 31 Acceptances received: 2 Rejections received: 26 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 27 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 32 August has been a busy month. I’ve had two story acceptances! I haven’t signed the contract for one of them, […]

Fun for Friday: Writing without a Letter

| August 17, 2018

Not too long ago, I mentioned pangrams, which are sentences that use every letter in the English language.┬áBut what about NOT using a specific letter in a story, or even a novel? It’s called a lipogram, it’s most commonly done with the letter “E,” which seems really difficult! My last sentence had 8 instances of […]

July 2018 Recap

| July 31, 2018

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 33 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 22 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 31 The numbers for this month aren’t all that different from last month, aside from fewer new stories and acceptances. There […]