Category: My Work

Weeks of Writing: 7/26/21 to 8/8/21

A couple of productive weeks of writing and submitting. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Mark Twain. “It takes a heap of sense to write good nonsense.” —Mark Twain I think this quote is particularly important… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 7/26/21 to 8/8/21”

Submission Statement: July 2021

July has come and gone, and, uh, good riddance. Not my best month in submission land. July 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 2 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 2 Further Consideration: 0 Only 6 submissions in July, bringing my total to 60. Technically, that… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: July 2021”

A Week of Writing: 7/19/21 to 7/25/21

Here’s my accounting of another week gone by. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Ernest Hemingway. Good dialogue is not real speech–it’s the illusion of real speech. —Ernest Hemingway I have said many times that dialogue is my favorite way to… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 7/19/21 to 7/25/21”

A Week of Writing: 7/12/21 to 7/18/21

Midway through July. Here are all my writing endeavors for the week, warts and all. 🙂 Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from William Zinsser. “I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 7/12/21 to 7/18/21”

Weeks of Writing: 6/28/11 to 7/11/11

Catching up on the last couple of weeks. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Agatha Christie. The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes. – Agatha Christie I definitely get story ideas… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 6/28/11 to 7/11/11”

Submission Statement: June 2021

Halfway through 2021 and here’s how I’m doing. June 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 7 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 3 Further Consideration: 1 Eleven submissions is pretty damn good, and I’m up to 54 for the year. That’s an average of 9 per… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: June 2021”

A Week of Writing: 6/21/21 to 6/27/21

Last week of June, folks. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Barbara Kingsolver. “Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/21/21 to 6/27/21”

Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review

It’s been awhile since I did an acceptance rate post (2019 my post history tells me), and now that Duotrope has some additional accounting tools, I can figure those numbers more accurately than ever. (All you have to do is hit a button, and… Continue Reading “Acceptance Rates: A 10-Year Review”

A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21

Three weeks of June gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Anthony Trollope. A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules. – Anthony Trollope I like this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/14/21 to 6/20/21”

One-Hour Flash: My Hero

Been a while since I’ve done one of these, but this is another story I wrote in an hour based on a visual prompt. Many of these prompted one-hour stories go on to publication, and others, like this one, well, don’t. So instead of… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: My Hero”

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