Tag: Aeryn Rudel

Rejection Reflection: Is This Market for Me?

One of the toughest questions writers sometimes ask themselves is if a particular publisher is a good market for their work. When the form rejections pile up, you begin to wonder if maybe they just aren’t into your style, voice, tone, etc. That’s entirely… Continue Reading “Rejection Reflection: Is This Market for Me?”

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”

Submission Journal: The Bad Year

I’ve been submitting short stories pretty regularly for the last seven years, and my acceptance percentage is usually between fifteen and twenty percent, except for one strange, terrible year. In 2017 I managed only a measly 7% acceptance rate. But why? Well, first some… Continue Reading “Submission Journal: The Bad Year”

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”

Rejection Letter Roundup: The Rejectance

Yeah, I know. Rejectance isn’t a word (well not a proper one, anyway), but as you might have suspected, it’s a portmanteau of rejection and acceptance. So, how do you get a rejection and an acceptance at the same time? Let me show you.… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Roundup: The Rejectance”

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”

Submission Statement: June 2020

Another month come and gone. Here’s a breakdown of my short story endeavors for June. June 2020 Report Card Submissions Sent: 4 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 0 A lackluster month, unfortunately. I needed to get 8 submissions to stay on track for 100… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: June 2020”

Evolution of a Short Author Bio II

An author’s bio can change quite a bit over an author’s career. Mine sure has. The more writerly accomplishments I accumulate, the more my bio changes, and over the past couple years I’ve added some important things to my resume. Before I get into… Continue Reading “Evolution of a Short Author Bio II”

A Week of Writing: 6/15/20 to 6/21/20

Hey, all, here’s my weekly writing report card. Words to Write By This week’s quote is from Julie Andrews. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” —Julie Andrews Julie Andrews may not have been talking about writing, but the sentiment certainly applies.… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 6/15/20 to 6/21/20”

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