Month: October 2018

A Week of Writing: 10/22/18 to 10/28/18

Getting a late start, but here’s how my writing week that was went. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Michael Crichton “Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the…

How Many Rejections Add up to an Acceptance?

I was perusing my Twitter feed recently, and I happened upon a tweet asking about the maximum number of rejections authors have received before they sold a story. My personal record is sixteen, and while I think that’s a bit of a fluke, I…

A Week of Writing: 10/15/18 to 10/21/18

Happy Monday, all. Here’s anther week of writing that was. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from fantasy author Scott Lynch. “I think it’s fairly common for writers to be afflicted with two simultaneous yet contradictory delusions; the burning certainty that we’re…

Replying to a Rejection: Dos and (mostly) Don’ts

A topic I see a fair amount among authors is whether or not you should reply to a rejection letter. Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’d say the answer is no, but my views on this blog are kind of an evolving thing. Something…

A Week of Writing: 10/8/18 to 10/14/18

Fell of the weekly writing update wagon there for a bit, but I’m back at it. Happy Monday. Words to Write By This week it’s another one of my favorite quotes from Stephen King. “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” —Stephen…

My Acceptance Rates by the Numbers

I’ve blogged about the chances of getting published by specific markets, but what about a more personal view of the subject? If you’re regularly submitting work to semi-pro and pro markets (with a token/free market here and there), how many acceptances should you expect?…

100 Submissions – An Analysis

Yesterday I sent my 100th submission for the year. I’m thrilled to have achieved this goal well ahead of schedule, and in this post I’ll give you all the crunchy data that got me there. Before I get into the raw numbers, though, here…

Submission Statement: September 2018

Another month of submissions, rejections, and acceptances in the books. Here’s how September shook out. September 2018 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 6 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 1 I’m happy with ten submissions for the month, and two acceptances is pretty solid too. Only…

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