A Week of Writing: 4/19/21 to 4/25/21

Another week of writing in the books. Here’s how I did.

Night Walk

My my flash fiction collection Night Walk & Other Dark Paths released last week, and so it gets top billing for this installment of my weekly writerly report (we’ll return to the usual format next week). You can pick up a copy of the anthology in print or eBook right here, but watch the rad book trailer the folks at The Molotov Cocktail put together for release day. (And if you do pick up a copy, help me out with a review when you have a sec.)

If you want the inside scoop on the stories in the collection, make sure to check out my new feature, Night Walk Wednesday. You can check out past installments below.

Short Story Submissions

With the book release, submissions took a back a seat.

  • Submissions Sent: 0
  • Rejections: 3
  • Acceptances: 0
  • Publications: 1
  • Shortlist: 0
  • Pending: 8
  • 2021 Total Subs: 32

Yep, no submissions, but I did get three rejections, two on the same day. With Night Walk out the door, I can focus more on submissions this week. I have two new stories to send out, so that’ll hopefully rescue my April numbers. If I can get to 36 subs by the end of the month, I’ll be in good shape. The rejections were all of the form variety, and two were not unexpected. The third, though, I really thought the story was a good fit for the publication in question, but, alas, it was not to be.

Goals

I still have a bunch of commission work to do, and I’ll continue to make progress on that. As I said above, I’d like to get four more submissions out by the end of the month as well.


That was my week. How was yours?

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