Tag: rejection

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”

Submission Statement: May 2021

And May is in the books. Here’s how I did. May 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 10 Acceptances: 1 Publications: 1 Further Consideration: 0 Ten submissions is a good month, and May’s numbers give me 43 for the year. That breaks down… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: May 2021”

Multiple Rejections in a Single Day?! Why & What To Do

Well, here’s a topic I haven’t discussed in over five years, which is weird because I certainly have had occasion to discuss it many times. Recently, in fact. I’m talking about the multi-rejection day. That moment when the stars align and the rejections rain down from… Continue Reading “Multiple Rejections in a Single Day?! Why & What To Do”

A Week of Writing: 5/17/21 to 5/23/21

Another week gone by. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from W.H. Auden. “Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.” – W.H. Auden I often see… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/17/21 to 5/23/21”

A Week of Writing: 5/10/21 to 5/16/21

Another week in the books. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote is one I’ve used before, but it’s a fun one, so I’m going to use it again. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 5/10/21 to 5/16/21”

Night Walk Wednesday: Small Evil

Welcome to Night Walk Wednesday, where I talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s tale is “Small Evil.” How it Started If you’ve read previous installments in this series, you can… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Small Evil”

Weeks of Writing: 4/26/21 to 5/9/21

Catching up the last two weeks of winterly endeavors. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Ray Bradbury. “Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 4/26/21 to 5/9/21”

My Ever-Elusive Muse or Writing When I Don’t Want To

A topic I see come up a fair bit in writerly circles is the question of whether you should write only when you’re in the mood, i.e., feeling inspired, creative, and so on. Some writers do only write when their muses are sitting on… Continue Reading “My Ever-Elusive Muse or Writing When I Don’t Want To”

Submission Statement: April 2021

April is a wrap. Here’s how I did. April 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 3 Further Consideration: 0 I would have liked to have sent a few more submissions in April, but six ain’t too bad, and I… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: April 2021”

Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection

Been a while since I talked about the specific types of rejections a writer might receive, but here’s one that falls into kind of a unique category: the reprint rejection. It’s unique because it’s a story you know at least one editor/publisher liked enough… Continue Reading “Rejection Letter Rundown: The Reprint Rejection”

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