Tag: Aeryn Rudel

A Week of Writing: 9/6/21 to 9/12/21

Two weeks into September, and here’s my weekly writerly report card. Words to Write By A great quote about revision from author Leigh Bardugo.  “I think the hard work of writing is just how long a book is terrible before it’s good.” ― Leigh Bardugo… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 9/6/21 to 9/12/21”

Write to Revise: My WIP Checklist

This week, I started the second revision of my WIP novel Hell to Play. This is the big revision/rewrite before I start shopping it around, and it will be driven by the comments and notes from my three excellent critique partners (bless you, you wonderful… Continue Reading “Write to Revise: My WIP Checklist”

Not Good Enough: When to Trunk a Story

Recently, I went through my WIP folder and realized it was overflowing with stories, some of which had been languishing there for decades. I took a good, long look at these derelict shorts and flashes, and, well, I then created a trunk folder, which… Continue Reading “Not Good Enough: When to Trunk a Story”

Submission Statement: August 2021

And there goes August. A better month than July, but just barely. August 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 11 Rejections: 9 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration: 1 I did manage a solid number of submissions in August, and 11 more gives me a… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: August 2021”

Hold, Please: Further Considering the Short-List Letter

I’ve discussed the hold or further consideration letter a few times on the blog, but since I’ve received a bunch of them this year, I thought it was time to revisit. We’ll look at a couple of examples, what they may tell us, and… Continue Reading “Hold, Please: Further Considering the Short-List Letter”

A Week of Writing: 8/16/21 to 8/22/21

One more week in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By Another good one from Ray Bradbury. “Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.” ― Ray Bradbury I don’t know if… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/16/21 to 8/22/21”

A Week of Writing: 8/9/21 to 8/15/21

Another week gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from one my favorite sci-fi writers Joe Haldeman. “I think any writer keeps going back to some basic theme. Sometimes it’s autobiographical. I guess it usually is.” —Joe… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 8/9/21 to 8/15/21”

The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Mazie’s Marvelous Marketing

The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire contains all manner of useful spells, a number of which can aid a rejectomancer’s efforts to attract new readers. This week, we explore the relatively benign Mazie’s marvelous marketing, a handy enchantment that enhances a rejectomancer’s promotional endeavors. (If you’re wondering… Continue Reading “The Rejectomancer’s Grimoire: Mazie’s Marvelous Marketing”

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”

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