Tag: Flash Fiction

A Week of Writing: 1/10/22 to 1/16/22

There goes another week where I was supposed to be writing and submitting stories. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from science fiction novelist Joe Haldeman.  I think any writer keeps going back to some basic theme.… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/10/22 to 1/16/22”

A Week of Writing: 1/1/22 to 1/9/22

The first week (and a bit more) of the new year has come and gone, so it’s time to start documenting my writing endeavors for 2022. Here we go. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from playwright and novelist Larry L. King. … Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/1/22 to 1/9/22”

2021: A Writing Rearview Review

Well, a new year has dawned, but before I really find out what 2022 has in store for me, I’m gonna take a look back at 2021. Spoiler alert. This was not my best year, but I’m all about that transparency, so lets look… Continue Reading “2021: A Writing Rearview Review”

One-Hour Flash: The Christmas Crypt

I don’t write many holiday-themed stories (okay, maybe Halloween), but I did write one Christmas story nine years ago for a one-hour flash fiction event. I’ve shared it before, but, you know, ’tis the season and all that. It’s a weird little flash that’s… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash: The Christmas Crypt”

One-Hour Flash Success Stories (2021 Update)

Many of the stories I write begin life as part of a prompted bi-weekly one-hour flash fiction writing contest. I’ve been doing this contest with my writing group for years, and some of the stories produced during these sprints turn out good enough to… Continue Reading “One-Hour Flash Success Stories (2021 Update)”

Submission Statement: November 2021

November 2021 is but a memory. Let’s see how I did. November 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 8 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1* Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 November was a momentous month in submission land, not because it was special in the sense of… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: November 2021”

100 Submissions: A Quick Look

This morning, I sent my 100th submission for 2021. This is a goal I set or myself each year, and I generally fall short, but 2021 has proven productive in this area, so here we are. In this blog post, I’ll give you a… Continue Reading “100 Submissions: A Quick Look”

A Week of Writing: 11/1/21 to 11/7/21

First week of November is history. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By Another quote from one of my faves, Elmore Leonard.  I think the best advice I give is to try not to write. Try not to overwrite, try not to make… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 11/1/21 to 11/7/21”

Submission Statement: October 2021

October is no more. Let’s dive in. October 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 5 Rejections: 5 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 1 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 1 After sending 18 submissions in September, I slowed down a lot, and only sent 5 in October. Some of that is… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: October 2021”

A Week of Writing: 10/25/21 to 10/31/21

The final week of October has come and gone. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote is comes from Carol Leifer.  “As a writer, the worst thing you can do is work in an environment of fear of rejection.” —Carol… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 10/25/21 to 10/31/21”

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