Category: My Work

A Week of Writing: 9/7/20 to 9/13/20

One more week of writerly doings. Words to Write By This week’s quote once again comes from Stephen King. “Writers are often the worst judges of what they have written. —Stephen King I know, I know. I use Stephen King a lot. In my… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 9/7/20 to 9/13/20”

A Week of Writing: 8/31/20 to 9/6/20

Another week, another writerly update. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Harper Lee. “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.” —Harper Lee, WD To… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/31/20 to 9/6/20”

Submission Statement: August 2020

August has come and gone, and here’s how I did submission-wise. August 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 2 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 Pretty good month. Eight submissions is solid output, and though I still have some work to do to hit my… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: August 2020”

One-Hour Flash: What’s It Good For?

If you follow my blog, you’ve probably heard me talk about writing one-hour flash fiction. It’s something I do every other week in a group writing exercise and friendly competition, and, I shit you not, it’s one of the “secrets” to my publishing success.… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: What’s It Good For?”

Submission Statement: July 2020

Little late with this one, but here’re my July submission endeavors. July 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 4 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 More rejections than submissions is indicative of a not-so-stellar month. The four submission in July puts me behind the eight-ball… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2020”

Flash Fiction or Short Stories: Which Is Rejected More?

A little over a month ago, I published a post called How Long Does It Take to Sell a Story? In that post I charted out how long it took me in days to sell some of my published flash fiction and short stories.… Continue Reading “Flash Fiction or Short Stories: Which Is Rejected More?”

Weeks of Writing: 7/6/20 to 7/26/20

Way, way behind on these, but here are my writing endeavors for the past three weeks. Words to Write By This week’s quote is from Stephen King. I’ve used this one before, but it’s one of my favorites, so I’m using it again. 🙂… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 7/6/20 to 7/26/20”

Hard Drive Deep Dive

The subject of unearthing forgotten stories from your hard drive came up on Twitter yesterday (Thanks, Marcus!), and it prompted me to go to my hard drive (and an external one I use as backup) and see what might be lurking there. Well, in… Continue Reading “Hard Drive Deep Dive”

A Novel First Draft by the Numbers

A few days ago, I finished the first draft of a new novel tentatively titled Hell to Play. I’ve posted about first drafts in the past, but since this one is fresh in my mind I thought I’d break down the numbers and talk about… Continue Reading “A Novel First Draft by the Numbers”

Weeks of Writing: 6/22/20 to 7/5/20

A week behind, but here are my writing endeavors for the past fortnight. Words to Write By This week’s quote is from Stephen King. “Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” —Stephen King This quote is one that I wholeheartedly agree… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 6/22/20 to 7/5/20”

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