Tag: Submissions

A Week of Writing: 1/11/21 to 1/17/21

Another week of writing in the books. Have a look. Words to Write By This week, we’re going back a couple hundred years for a great quote from Jane Austen. “I am not at all in a humor for writing; I must write on… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 1/11/21 to 1/17/21”

The Complete Picture Part 2: The Gaming Years

In the previous post, I discussed the last nine years of my short story submissions and presented data about the number of submissions, rejections, and so on. A friend of mine (Hi, Jared), however, wondered about the overlap between my short story submissions and… Continue Reading “The Complete Picture Part 2: The Gaming Years”

The Complete Picture: Nine Years of Submissions

Anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time knows how much I love stats. From rejections numbers to acceptance percentages, I enjoy diving into the data to see how much I’ve progressed as a writer over the years. Now, normally, I… Continue Reading “The Complete Picture: Nine Years of Submissions”

Weeks of Writing: 1/1/21 to 1/10/21

Here’s my writing report card for the first week and change of the new year. Let’s take a look. Words to Write By I really like this quote from novelist and playwright William Somerset Maugham, “There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/1/21 to 1/10/21”

2020 Writing Review Part 4: The Novels

I thought I was done with my writing review posts, but I spoke too soon. I, uh, remembered that the bulk of my writing time in 2020 had not been spent on short stories and their submissions, but on a pair of novels. So,… Continue Reading “2020 Writing Review Part 4: The Novels”

2020 Writing Review Part 3: Acceptances & Publications

Today we’re getting to the good stuff, and in the third and final part of my 2020 writing review, I’ll cover the acceptances and publications I received last year. Let’s get to it with some basic numbers. Submissions: 87 Rejection: 68* Acceptances: 19* Acceptance… Continue Reading “2020 Writing Review Part 3: Acceptances & Publications”

2020 Writing Review Part 2: Rejections

This is part two of my year-end writing review. You can find part one here. Today, I’m going to be looking at all the rejections I received last year and try to live up to the name of this blog. 🙂 Let’s get to… Continue Reading “2020 Writing Review Part 2: Rejections”

2020 Writing Review Part 1: Submissions

This year, I’m going to break up my year-end review into three or four posts so I can do a deeper dive into the data. I’m starting off with the raw submission numbers, and I’ll cover rejections and acceptances in their own posts, as… Continue Reading “2020 Writing Review Part 1: Submissions”

A Week of Writing: 12/14/20 to 12/20/20

One more week of writerly endeavors. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By Here’s a great quote from novelist Nora Roberts “[As a writer] you have to have the three D’s: drive, discipline and desire. If you’re missing any one of those three,… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 12/14/20 to 12/20/20”

Close Calls: The Shortlist Rejection

I’ve discussed the shortlist rejection a few times on the blog, but it’s worth revisiting, mostly because I’ve gotten a bunch this year. 🙂 First, a definition. A shortlist rejection is when the publisher sends you notification they’re holding your story for further consideration,… Continue Reading “Close Calls: The Shortlist Rejection”

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