Month: April 2020

A Week of Writing: 4/20/20 to 4/26/20

Happy Monday, everybody. One more week of writing in the books, and here’s how I did. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from New York Times Best Selling author Cheryl Strayed. “Writing is always full of self-doubt, but the first book [Torch] is… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/20/20 to 4/26/20”

1 Publisher, 17 Submissions, 5 Letters

When you submit stories to publishers you can expect a wide variety of letters in response. You’ve got the various flavors of rejection letter (form, higher-tier, personal, etc.), informative notices like further-consideration and shortlist letters, and, of course, the king of all responses, the… Continue Reading “1 Publisher, 17 Submissions, 5 Letters”

A Week of Writing: 4/13/20 to 4/19/20

I’m settling in, writing more frequently, and my days now resemble something like my old routine. Time to dust off the weekly update posts. Words to Write By Today’s quote comes from Stephen King. “I believe the first draft of a book — even… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/13/20 to 4/19/20”

50 Published Stories: What Have I Learned?

I recently sold my 50th story since I started submitting through Duotrope, and because I like stats and data I went back and looked at those 50 stories to see if I could glean any rejectomantic information. Turns out, there are some interesting tidbits… Continue Reading “50 Published Stories: What Have I Learned?”

How Long Does It Take to Write a First Draft?

How long does it take to write the first draft of a novel? Well, that’s going to be pretty subjective, and I’m only going to answer as it relates to me. This post will be how long it takes me to write a first draft.… Continue Reading “How Long Does It Take to Write a First Draft?”

Micromanagement II: 4 MORE Benefits of Writing Tiny

Almost exactly one year ago I published an article called Micromanagement: 4 Benefits of Writing Tiny. I had just started writing microfiction, and I found a number of tangible benefits from doing so. To quickly recap, those benefits are: better self-editing, a chance to… Continue Reading “Micromanagement II: 4 MORE Benefits of Writing Tiny”

Aeryn’s Archives: Roll Credits

Today on Aeryn’s Archives I’m doing something a little different. Instead of looking at a single piece of work I published, we’re gonna look at, uh, all of them. Some of you may have noticed the professional credits page on the blog, but it’s… Continue Reading “Aeryn’s Archives: Roll Credits”

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