Category: My Work

The First 500 Rejections: An Analysis

Earlier this week, I collected my 500th rejection since I’ve been tracking them through Duotrope. It took me almost ten years to amass that many, and, well I’ve certainly learned a fair bit in that time. In this post, I’ll break down what 500… Continue Reading “The First 500 Rejections: An Analysis”

Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21

The final two weeks of November have come and gone. Here’s what I got up to, writing-wise. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Lawrence Block.  “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21”

A Week of Writing: 11/8/21 to 11/14/21

The second week of November is done and over with. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from historical fiction author Steven Pressfield.   “Start before you’re ready.” ― Steven Pressfield This quote is short and sweet, but it carries a… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 11/8/21 to 11/14/21”

100 Submissions: A Quick Look

This morning, I sent my 100th submission for 2021. This is a goal I set or myself each year, and I generally fall short, but 2021 has proven productive in this area, so here we are. In this blog post, I’ll give you a… Continue Reading “100 Submissions: A Quick Look”

A Week of Writing: 11/1/21 to 11/7/21

First week of November is history. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By Another quote from one of my faves, Elmore Leonard.  I think the best advice I give is to try not to write. Try not to overwrite, try not to make… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 11/1/21 to 11/7/21”

Submission Statement: October 2021

October is no more. Let’s dive in. October 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 1 After sending 18 submissions in September, I slowed down a lot, and only sent 5 in October. Some of that is… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: October 2021”

A Week of Writing: 10/25/21 to 10/31/21

The final week of October has come and gone. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote is comes from Carol Leifer.  “As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection.” —Carol… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 10/25/21 to 10/31/21”

Aeryn’s Archives: Dead by Dawn (Dungeon #176)

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, but since I just finished a 5E adventure for Privateer Press, I thought I’d delve back into my gaming career and what might be the most well known thing I’ve done in that arena. This… Continue Reading “Aeryn’s Archives: Dead by Dawn (Dungeon #176)”

A Week of Writing: 10/18/21 to 10/24/18

One more week with my nose to the writerly grindstone. Here’s how that looks. Words to Write By This week’s quote is comes from Richard Bach.  “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”  – Richard Bach Yeah, I know I’ve used this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 10/18/21 to 10/24/18”

Weeks of Writing: 9/27/21 to 10/18/21

Got a little behind on these, so here’s three-weeks of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote is comes from Carl Sandburg.  “Beware of advice–even this.”  – Carl Sandburg The writing world abounds with folks giving advice. Hell, I do it all… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 9/27/21 to 10/18/21”

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