Tag: writing tips

The First 500 Rejections: An Analysis

Earlier this week, I collected my 500th rejection since I’ve been tracking them through Duotrope. It took me almost ten years to amass that many, and, well I’ve certainly learned a fair bit in that time. In this post, I’ll break down what 500… Continue Reading “The First 500 Rejections: An Analysis”

Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21

The final two weeks of November have come and gone. Here’s what I got up to, writing-wise. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from author Lawrence Block.  “One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 11/15/21 to 11/28/21”

A Week of Writing: 11/8/21 to 11/14/21

The second week of November is done and over with. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from historical fiction author Steven Pressfield.   “Start before you’re ready.” ― Steven Pressfield This quote is short and sweet, but it carries a… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 11/8/21 to 11/14/21”

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”

A Week of Writing: 10/18/21 to 10/24/18

One more week with my nose to the writerly grindstone. Here’s how that looks. Words to Write By This week’s quote is comes from Richard Bach.  “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”  – Richard Bach Yeah, I know I’ve used this… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 10/18/21 to 10/24/18”

Submission Statement: September 2021

September is no more, but it was a good month in submission land. Let’s take a look. September 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 18 Rejections: 15 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 0 This might be the most subs I’ve ever sent in a… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: September 2021”

A Week of Writing: 9/20/21 to 9/26/21

The last full week of September was a busy one. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote is about rejection for reasons that will soon be clear. It comes from novelist James Lee Burke.  “Every rejection is incremental payment on… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 9/20/21 to 9/26/21”

600 Submissions: By the Numbers

Yesterday, I sent my 600th submission since I’ve been tracking them through Duotrope, a period of roughly nine and a half years. I always take a deep dive into the numbers when I hit these little milestones, so that’s what we’re doing today. Here’s… Continue Reading “600 Submissions: By the Numbers”

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