Tag: Writing

From Draft to Acceptance: One Story’s Journey

I often talk about rejection on this blog. I mean, hell, it’s called rejectomancy, but I think acceptances can shed some light on how we as authors can and should deal with rejection. So lets look at the path one of my stories took from… Continue Reading “From Draft to Acceptance: One Story’s Journey”

Weeks of Writing: 2/21/22 to 3/6/22

Another couple weeks of catch-up here. Let’s see how I did. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from novelist Mercedes Lackey. I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 2/21/22 to 3/6/22”

Aeryn’s Archives – Acts of War: Aftershock

Last week, we discussed the first novel I wrote for Privateer Press, so now we’re going to discuss the second. Acts of War: Aftershock is the direct sequel to Acts of War: Flashpoint, and, you guessed it, the second book in the Acts of War… Continue Reading “Aeryn’s Archives – Acts of War: Aftershock”

Submissions Statement: February 2022

Technically, February is not over, but I’ve put in all the writerly work I’m gonna for the month. So here’s how I did. February 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 6 Rejections: 4 Acceptances: 0 Publications: 0 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 0 That, my friends, is what… Continue Reading “Submissions Statement: February 2022”

A Week of Writing: 2/14/22 to 2/20/22

One more week of writerly doings. Let’s take a look. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from George Orwell “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing… Continue Reading “A Week of Writing: 2/14/22 to 2/20/22”

What Are They Saying: Analyzing My Editorial Feedback

When you’ve collected as many rejections as I have, you read A LOT of editor and first-reader feedback. I’m never one to put much stock in isolated feedback from a single source, but when you do this long enough, you start to see some… Continue Reading “What Are They Saying: Analyzing My Editorial Feedback”

Weeks of Writing: 1/31/22 to 2/13/22

Let’s do some weekly writerly catch-up. Words to Write By This week’s quote comes from E.B White.  “It is no sign of weakness or defeat that your manuscript ends up in need of major surgery. This is common in all writing and among the… Continue Reading “Weeks of Writing: 1/31/22 to 2/13/22”

Aeryn’s Archives: Dragon #427 (My D&D Swansong)

Looking back over my published credits, there’s one that sticks out, a bittersweet entry in my 15-plus years of professional writing. It’s the final article I published with Wizards of the Coast for Dungeons & Dragons, and it happened in September of 2013, in… Continue Reading “Aeryn’s Archives: Dragon #427 (My D&D Swansong)”

The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions

Hey, folks, short update today. I just want to highlight my new Q&A column, THE REJECTONOMICON, over at Dark Matter Magazine and invite you to submit questions about submissions, rejections, and writing in general. The first article is up already, and we’ll be doing these… Continue Reading “The Rejectonomicon – I Need Your Questions”

Submission Statement: January 2022

The first month of the 2022 is in the books, and it was a good one. January 2022 Report Card Submissions Sent: 10 Rejections: 8 Acceptances: 2 Publications: 8 Further Consideration/Shortlist: 2 January was an all-around good month, and a great way to kick… Continue Reading “Submission Statement: January 2022”

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