Category: My Work

The Awful Agony of Almost

I have reached a point in my writing career where the majority of short stories I write accumulate further consideration and close-but-no-cigar rejections from pro markets. I have three stories circulating at the moment, each with a minimum of three such rejections. In this… Continue Reading “The Awful Agony of Almost”

Three Things I Learned About Writing Media Tie-In

Today, I’m going to talk about writing media tie-in fiction for tabletop gaming companies. I actually know a thing or two about that because I’ve worked both sides of that particular fence. My last position in the industry was as a managing editor for… Continue Reading “Three Things I Learned About Writing Media Tie-In”

Submission Statement: July 2022

July was another good month. The third quarter is definitely looking better than the first two. July 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 6 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Slightly better than last month, but five submissions in… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2022”

Submission Statement: June 2022

June has come and gone, and it was one of the better months of the year for short stories. June 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 4 Rejections: 1 No Response: 0 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 1 Like May, June was not a… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: June 2022”

Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella

Way back in August of last year, I was joking with my wife about writing a baseball monster story featuring a certain type of monster. I offered the title Effectively Wild as a haha-isn’t-that-funny and got the appropriate eyeroll. Well, friends, that slightly silly idea… Continue Reading “Effectively Wild – A Horror/Baseball Novella”

Submission Statement: May 2022

May is in the books, and here’s how I did.  May 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 7 No Response: 1 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Well, as you can see, I was not particularly productive in May on the shot… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2022”

Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22

Well, I am more than a little behind here, so let’s catch up. Three weeks of writerly doings all at once. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author James Lee Burke “Every rejection is an incremental payment on your dues that in… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/25/22 to 5/15/22”

Submission Statement: April 2022

Not gonna lie, April was a tough month. Read all the gory details below. 🙂 April 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 9 Rejections: 10 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 Any month where the number of rejections eclipses the number of submissions is… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: April 2022”

Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22

Two more weeks of writing. Let’s dive in. Words to Write By Today’s quote is from author Allegra Goodman. “Know your literary tradition, savor it, steal from it, but when you sit down to write, forget about worshiping greatness and fetishizing masterpieces.”  —Allegra Goodman… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/11/22 to 4/24/22”

Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22

Another catch-up post, so here’s a few weeks of writing in one go. Words to Write By Today, I don’t have a quote, but more a comment about a type of quote I was unable to find. I searched for quite a while for… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 3/28/22 to 4/10/22”

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