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2018 Planning

| January 2, 2018

Yesterday, I talked about what I accomplished in 2017. I managed to get a lot of writing, reviewing, and editing done. 2018 will be similarly ambitious! This year, I’m writing a bit more detail about what I plan to work on, so that I can track it better at the end of the year! In […]

2017 publishing

| December 14, 2017

It’s the time of the year when authors are making lists of the stories and other items that they published in 2017, which are eligible for awards. Most of my short stories that were published this year were reprints, but I’ve got a few things to mention! Short Stories: “Justice is Blind,” published as part of Bards […]

Choosing Titles

| August 7, 2017

Whether you’re writing novels or short fiction, titles are important. For one thing, you need them in order to keep track of your stuff. But you also need them so other people can keep track of your stuff. And while you could just call things “Book 1,” “Book 2,” etc., that’s not really all that […]

2016 in Review

| January 1, 2017

It’s time, once again, to look at what I’ve accomplished on the writing front this year! My numbers for 2016: Stories out at the end of 2016: 16 New Stories Written: 9 Old Stories Making the Rounds: 20 Total Submissions: 188 Total Rejections: 170 (+1, +3) Total Acceptances: 8 Stories out at the end of 2016: 22 So […]

November 2016 recap

| December 5, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 12 Stories withdrawn: 1 Resubmissions: 12 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 Really tidy numbers this month. I had one story that I withdrew from a potential market after no response in almost […]

October 2016 recap

| November 8, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 22 Acceptances received: 1 Rejections received: 8 Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 9 New Submissions: 0 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 My recap this month has been delayed because we’ve just returned from our usual long November weekend of gaming and hanging out with friends […]

September 2016 recap

| September 30, 2016

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 21 Acceptances received: 0 Rejections received: 18 (+1) Stories withdrawn: 0 Resubmissions: 19 New Submissions: 1 Stories out at the end of the month: 22 The numbers for September are really clean and easy. No acceptance, but I did finish a new story (rain) and get that out […]