September 2008

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included.

  1. Sales in September: 1
  2. Rejections in September: 2
  3. Submissions sent out in September: 0
  4. Total stories/poems pending responses: 1

Did you see my published Flash Fiction piece yet?  It was in the September issue of The Shine Journal.  You can read “The Monster Under The Bed” here in the Twinklings archives.

I was going to give up on my drabble that’s been under consideration for 216 days at one market until the other day when I found out they are still looking at items from over 300 days ago.  So I’ll keep it there a bit longer.

This month I was busy with Book Blogger Appreciation Week, The Writer Mama Back to School Giveaway, and trying to post here more often.  October is going to be busy for me as well since I have a vacation out of town and preparation for NaNoWriMo.  I have to get more submissions out between now and November when I’ll working on my next novel.  If I thought I was a planner before, well, October and November are going to put me to the test!

“The Monster Under the Bed” at The Shine Journal!

In May I participated in a writing challenge where I wrote one short story a day based on a writing prompt.  One of my flash fiction pieces “The Monster Under the Bed” has been chosen for the Twinklings page in the September issue of The Shine Journal.  The Twinklings page is reserved for short stories that are under 200 words in length.

The Resident Corgi was my source of inspiration.  I wavered between calling it fiction and non-fiction on the submission form.  Fiction won since he’s not all that frightening to me when he’s hiding under the bed and he’s lived here less than a year.