Tag: Writing

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”

Night Walk Wednesday: Time Waits for One Man

Welcome to another installment of Night Walk Wednesday, where I’ll talk about the submission journey of a story from my flash fiction anthology Night Walk & Other Dark Paths. This week’s story is “Time Waits for One Man.” How it Started This is yet another… Continue Reading “Night Walk Wednesday: Time Waits for One Man”

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”

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”

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