Month: May 2019

Submission Protocol: Further Consideration Letters

A recent discussion with another author about further consideration letters (sometimes called short-list letters) prompted the question of whether or not you should respond to them. It got me thinking about how I generally handle short lists and further considerations. So let’s talk about…

Deadlines: What Can They Teach You?

I’m currently writing on deadline, something I’ve done a lot in my career. From short stories to novels, I’ve frequently had to bang out the words under the gun. That got me thinking. What has writing under a deadline taught me and how has…

A Week of Writing: 5/13/19 to 5/19/19

A day late again, but here’s another writing week that was. Words to Write By This week’s quote is another from Stephen King. “Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don’t have to makes…

One-Hour Flash – Blood Sport

Got another one-hour flash fiction for you folks. Again, this is another story I wrote in an hour based on a visual prompt. Many of these prompted one-hour stories go on to publication, and others, like this one, uh, don’t. So instead of letting…

A Week of Writing: 5/6/19 to 5/12/19

One more week of writerly endeavors. Words to Write By The quote this week comes from Robert Hass. “It’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.” – Robert Hass This one sounds severe; I know. That…

A Week of Writing: 4/29/19 to 5/5/19

A day late, but here’s another week of writing wins and woes. Words to Write By The quote this week comes from Ernest Hemingway. “Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.” – Ernest Hemingway I’m featuring this quote not because I think it’s how everyone…

Submission Statement: April 2019

April is in the books, and here are all my submissions, rejections, and acceptances for the month. April 2019 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 6 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 3 Submission Withdrawal: 0 That’s a decent month submission-wise. A reasonable amount of rejections against…

Submission Protocol: For the Record

No doubt you’ve seen me post copious amounts of stats and analysis on this blog relating to my submissions, rejections, and acceptances. I’m able to do that because I keep track of every single submission I send and its outcome (plus a bunch of…

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