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The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby now available!

| July 12, 2016

If you’ve been following me since the beginning, you might recognize the protagonists of my new novella, just out today! The Marsh sisters, who debuted in my very first published short story, “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” are back in action in The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby! From the book: “Chrysanthemum and Marigold […]

July 2015 recap

| August 4, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 15 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 19 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 21 New Submissions: 2 Stories out at the end of the month: 18 Another month of really good submission numbers! I was able to get one story that had been sitting idle back into circulation, […]

May 2015 recap

| June 1, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 16 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 18 New Submissions: 3 Stories out at the end of the month: 10 May has been a busy month! I finished and submitted three stories (runners, shoes, and game), and I found four previously published […]

April 2015 recap

| April 30, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 6 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 3 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 4 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 The numbers this month seem a little low to me, but I think that’s mainly because I’ve got stories out at markets that have a longer […]

March 2015 recap

| April 1, 2015

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 9 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 11 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 9 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 My numbers for the month are a little bit down, which is in part because I’ve pulled two stories out of circulation. In one […]

2014 in review

| December 31, 2014

It’s a little quiet here today, so I’ve got time to look at 2014’s numbers! My numbers for 2014: Stories out at the end of 2013: 5 New Stories Written: 2 Old Stories Making the Rounds: 6 Total Submissions: 56 Total Rejections: 52 (+4) Total Acceptances: 2 Stories out at the end of the year: […]

July 2014 recap

| August 1, 2014

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 4 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 5 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 6 The numbers for this month are a little bit weird. I had gotten a story accepted for publication a couple […]

March 2014 Recap

| April 1, 2014

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 […]

Goals for the weekend

| September 7, 2012

So my friend Folly, posted about her goals for the weekend writing retreat. And I just spent a couple of minutes figuring mine out, in the form of a ridiculously formatted and color-coded word document. But I realized that while the color-coded word document is pretty, it does nothing to actually keep me on target. […]

June recap

| June 29, 2012

By the numbers Stories out at the beginning of the month: 5 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 1 Resubmissions: 1 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 5 I had a minor crisis this month: there was a story that I had revised before submission last month that was only saved […]