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Locus Weekend Recap!

| July 9, 2019

I spent the weekend at the end of June at the Locus weekend events, which was a fun time! I got to hear some great readings by Amal el-Mohtar (from┬áThis is How You Lose the Time War, which she co-wrote with Max Gladstone, and which I am super excited to read) and Connie Willis (from […]

June 2019 Recap

| July 2, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 87 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 56 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 68 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 101 Big numbers in submissions for June, though it wasn’t coupled with any acceptances. I’ve got a few pieces out right […]

May 2019 Recap

| June 4, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 74 Acceptances received: 4 Rejections received: 48 (+5) Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 68 New Submissions: 5 Stories out at the end of the month: 87 May was a HUGE month for submissions and acceptances. I received four acceptances, which is the most I’ve ever […]

April 2019 Recap

| May 2, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 58 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 44 (+2) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 58 New Submissions: 7 Stories out at the end of the month: 74 April was a busy month on the submission front. No new acceptances, but I had a lot of pieces […]

Norwescon Recap

| April 23, 2019

I spent the weekend at Norwescon, and for the first time in years, I was simply there as an attendee–no vendor’s room or author’s row table, not speaking on panels, and basically no obligations except as part of the Broad Universe reading. So I got to attend a bunch of panels and take some writing […]

March 2019 Recap

| April 2, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 56 Acceptances received: 2 Rejections received: 41 Stories withdrawn: 1 (+1) Resubmissions: 45 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 58 It’s been another busy month, with lots of stories going out, coming back, and going out again. I withdrew […]

February 2019 Recap

| March 5, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 56 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 39 Stories withdrawn: 1 (1) Resubmissions: 38 New Submissions: 6 Stories out at the end of the month: 56 It’s a strangely parallel looking month, with the same number of stories out at the beginning and end of […]

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 […]