Month: June 2019

My Most-Rejected Story (24 & Counting)

One of my favorite things to talk about on this blog is my most-rejected story. It’s a battered and beleaguered urban fantasy tale that has endured more close-but-no-cigars, shortlists, market closures, and of course plain old form rejections than any other story I’ve ever…

A Week of Writing: 6/10/19 to 6/16/2019

Another week of writing and stuff. Words to Write By This week’s quote is another from Mark Twain. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting…

Submissions: A Pair of Never Have I Evers

With over four hundred submissions you might think I’ve seen just about everything when it comes to editorial responses. I’ve certainly seen a lot, but there are a couple of anomalies in my submission record that stick out. Let’s talk about them. 1) Never…

Weeks of Writing: 5/20/19 to 6/9/19

Yikes. Time to get caught up on these weeklies. Words to Write By This week’s quote is another from Jodi Picoult. “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” ― Jodi Picoult I love this quote because it’s such a simple…

The Post-Rejection Process

Rejections are inevitable. You can’t avoid them, you can’t (and absolutely shouldn’t) argue with them, and though they lose some of their sting over time, they’ll always have some bite. What you can do is control how you deal with rejections. For me, that…

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