Month: December 2015

Word Count Goals of the Rich & Famous

Here’s a nifty little article I found on a blog called Writers Write that details the writing habits, and more specifically, the word count goals of 39 famous authors. The article is called The Daily Word Counts of 39 Famous Authors, and it features big names like… Continue Reading “Word Count Goals of the Rich & Famous”

December 2015 Rejection Roundup

Let’s bring 2015 to a close Rejectomancy style with a summary of all the rejection letters I received in December. I know December isn’t quite over, but with the holidays, I’ve likely gotten all the responses I’m gonna get. Like last month, December wasn’t… Continue Reading “December 2015 Rejection Roundup”

Real-Time Rejection: The 7th Rejection of “Story X”

Well, damn, I thought sevens were supposed to be lucky. Yep, “Story X” has received its seventh rejection, and it looks a little something like this. Thank you for sending us “Story X”. Unfortunately, this piece is not for us. We wish you the… Continue Reading “Real-Time Rejection: The 7th Rejection of “Story X””

Iron Kingdoms Fiction and Free Stories

The good folks at Privateer Press have given me permission to post a novelette I wrote for them back in 2012 on this here blog. It’s called “Tomb of the Deathless,” and it’s set in the Iron Kingdoms universe, a setting that is described thusly:… Continue Reading “Iron Kingdoms Fiction and Free Stories”

Five Flavors of Form Rejection

Form rejection letters come in many different shapes and sizes, and it can be easy to read a lot into these boilerplate missives, largely because there is such a wide variety. In my experience, though, whether a form rejection is short and to-the-point or wordy and… Continue Reading “Five Flavors of Form Rejection”

Baby’s First Rejection

A couple of days ago, I commented on a writer’s blog who had just received her first rejection. That first one is tough, and I wanted to offer a little sympathy and solidarity to this person. Of course, it got me thinking about my… Continue Reading “Baby’s First Rejection”

November 2015 Rejection Roundup

November 2015 is in the rearview mirror, so it’s time to round up all the “we’re going to pass’s” and “not for us’s” for your viewing pleasure. This time, however, I’m gonna throw in some positive reinforcement and show you the other letters I received… Continue Reading “November 2015 Rejection Roundup”

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