Month: June 2018

6 Reasons for Rejections

I’ve written at length about the myriad reasons a story might get rejected, but let’s look at six of the most common and review them. As with all things on this blog, what follows is my (somewhat informed but hardly expert) opinion based on… Continue Reading “6 Reasons for Rejections”

A Week of Writing: 6/18/18 to 6/24/18

It’s Monday and time to come clean about all the writing, revisions, and submissions I finished last week. Words to Write By This quote perfectly sums up my week Half my life is an act of revision. – John Irving I remember when I… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/18/18 to 6/24/18”

Submission Protocol: When to Withdraw Part II

Last week I discussed when and how to withdraw a story in Submission Protocol: When to Withdraw. In that post, we discussed a single situation when withdrawing a story might be the best thing to do. In this one, we’ll discuss two situations where it’s… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: When to Withdraw Part II”

A Week of Writing: 6/11/18 to 6/17/18

Hey, it’s Monday. Here’s my weekly writer report card for your entertainment/edification/judgment. Words to Write By A little something new for these updates. I’m going to start each one with a favorite quote about writing. To kick us off, here’s one by Stephen King.… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/11/18 to 6/17/18”

Submission Protocol: When to Withdraw

Withdrawing a story from a publisher is an oft-discussed topic in writer circles, and there are a lot of opinions on when and if you should do it. My views have evolved on this subject over the years, so I thought it might be… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: When to Withdraw”

A Week of Writing: 6/4/18 to 6/10/18

Happy Monday. Another week down, another week of positive yardage, more or less. The Novel I’m still reading through the first draft of the novel, though I didn’t make much progress last week, mostly because I needed to focus on another project. This week,… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/4/18 to 6/10/18”

One Hour Flash – Road to Ruin

Time for another installment of one-hour flash. For those new to these posts, these are 1,000-word stories I jammed out in an hour for a writing exercise. I go on to publish a lot of these, but the the ones that aren’t quite up… Continue Reading “One Hour Flash – Road to Ruin”

The Final Round Form Rejection

It’s been a while since I posted about a new type of rejection letter, mostly because I’ve already written about every type of rejection under the sun. Well, as it turns out, not quite. The rejection letter I want to talk about today is… Continue Reading “The Final Round Form Rejection”

A Week of Writing: 5/28/18 to 6/3/18

New month, new week, more writing and whatnot. The Novel I’m about 20,000 words into my first read-through of my horror novel, Late Risers. I let it sit for almost three weeks before I jumped in, and, as expected, my reactions range from “this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/28/18 to 6/3/18”

Submission Statement: May 2018

Well, May was certainly an active month, though not as successful as March and April. Here’s how I did. May 2018 Report Card Submissions Sent: 14 Rejections: 12 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 0 Other: 1 Fourteen submissions in May. That’s solid, and I’ve got sixty… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2018”

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