Category: My Work

A Week of Writing: 3/7/22 to 3/13/22

One more week of writing in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By I’ve used this quote before, but I like it, so here’s some writerly wisdom from W. Somerset Maugham. “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/7/22 to 3/13/22”

Weeks of Writing: 2/21/22 to 3/6/22

Another couple weeks of catch-up here. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Mercedes Lackey. I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 2/21/22 to 3/6/22”

Submissions Statement: February 2022

Technically, February is not over, but I’ve put in all the writerly work I’m gonna for the month. So here’s how I did. February 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 4 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 That, my friends, is what… Continue Reading “Submissions Statement: February 2022”

A Week of Writing: 2/14/22 to 2/20/22

One more week of writerly doings. Let’s take a look. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from George Orwell “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 2/14/22 to 2/20/22”

Weeks of Writing: 1/31/22 to 2/13/22

Let’s do some weekly writerly catch-up. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from E.B White.  “It is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is common in all writing and among the… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/31/22 to 2/13/22”

Aeryn’s Archives: Dragon #427 (My D&D Swansong)

Looking back over my published credits, there’s one that sticks out, a bittersweet entry in my 15-plus years of professional writing. It’s the final article I published with Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons & Dragons, and it happened in September of 2013, in… Continue Reading “Aeryn’s Archives: Dragon #427 (My D&D Swansong)”

The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions

Hey, folks, short update today. I just want to highlight my new Q&A column, THE REJECTONOMICON, over at Dark Matter Magazine and invite you to submit questions about submissions, rejections, and writing in general. The first article is up already, and we’ll be doing these… Continue Reading “The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions”

Submission Statement: January 2022

The first month of the 2022 is in the books, and it was a good one. January 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 8 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 2 January was an all-around good month, and a great way to kick… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: January 2022”

The Way I Write Part 5: Novels & Stuff

I’ve explored my writing as it’s developed these past twenty years through a series of posts titled The Way I Write. I largely used the Flesch-Kincaid readability scores to get an idea of how my work has progressed over the years. Basically, I went… Continue Reading “The Way I Write Part 5: Novels & Stuff”

A Week of Writing: 1/17/22 to 1/23/22

Another week come and gone. How’d I do? Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from French novelist Gustave Flaubert.  “I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/17/22 to 1/23/22”

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