Tag: Writing

A Week of Writing: 4/19/21 to 4/25/21

Another week of writing in the books. Here’s how I did. Night Walk My my flash fiction collection Night Walk & Other Dark Paths released last week, and so it gets top billing for this installment of my weekly writerly report (we’ll return to the… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/19/21 to 4/25/21”

A Week of Writing: 4/12/21 to 4/18/21

Another week of writing come and gone. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Doris Lessing. “There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.” —Doris Lessing If you’re writing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/12/21 to 4/18/21”

The Rejection Streak: An Analysis

In the first quarter of 2021 (and a bit before), I endured 23 rejections in a row. One of the longest streaks of not for us’s and we’re gonna pass’s in my career. That streak has since ended, and I have two acceptances so… Continue Reading “The Rejection Streak: An Analysis”

Night Walk Wednesday: When the Lights Go On

Welcome to the next installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I’ll talk about the submission journey of a story from my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is “When the Lights Go On”. How it Started “When the… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: When the Lights Go On”

A Week of Writing: 4/5/21 to 4/11/21

Two weeks into April. Here’s how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from Herman Wouk. “I try to write a certain amount each day, five days a week. A rule sometimes broken is better than no rule.” ~ Herman Wouk… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 4/5/21 to 4/11/21”

A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21

First week of April and I’ve got good writing news to report. Words to Write By This week’s quote is one I’ve used before, but I like it, so I’m gonna use it again. 🙂 “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/29/21 to 4/4/21”

Submissions Statement: March 2021

And March is in the books. Here are the results. March 2021 Report Card Submissions Sent: 12 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration: 0 March was a good month in terms of the volume of submissions, but it marks the third month… Continue Reading “Submissions Statement: March 2021”

Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow

Welcome to the next installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I’ll talk about the submission journey of a story from my upcoming flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. The first story we’re going to discuss is “Things That Grow.” How it Started… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Things That Grow”

A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21

The final week of March has come and gone. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week it’s another quote from Elmore Leonard. “I don’t judge in my books. I don’t have to have the antagonist get shot or the protagonist… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 3/22/21 to 3/28/21”

Submission Protocol: New Story Strategy

I recently finished a new short story, and what I like to do before a send a shiny new word baby out on its first submission is strategize a bit to make sure I’m maximizing my submission efforts. I do this by looking at… Continue Reading “Submission Protocol: New Story Strategy”

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