Mid-Year Check-In

I honestly can’t remember the last time I did a mid-year check-in to report on the books I’ve read and it feels like this would be as good a time as any to start these again. After all, it’s mid-year, right? I still love to keep track of my books in LibraryThing but I’ve also… Continue reading Mid-Year Check-In

January 2012

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in January: 0 Rejections in January: 0 Submissions sent out in January: 0 Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 1 Almost a year ago, I sent a first line submission to 50 to 1 which either got lost somewhere in email or I missed the… Continue reading January 2012

August 2011

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in August: 0 Rejections in August: 0 Submissions sent out in August: 0 Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 1 Next month I’ll take that pending response off… it’s for something I submitted over a year ago. A slush reader replied it was… Continue reading August 2011

July 2011

Goodness! I just realized I never posted my stats for July. They won’t be a surprise to anyone but I know if I wanted a few more weeks to post then I’d feel weird. These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in July: 0 Rejections… Continue reading July 2011

June 2011

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in June: 0 Rejections in June: 0 Submissions sent out in June: 0 Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 1 This month I took a conservative approach to my submissions. I wrote some new flash fiction in May. Instead of sending them out right away… Continue reading June 2011

May 2011

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews and interviews are not included. Sales in May: 0 Rejections in May: 0 Submissions sent out in May: 0 Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 1 May was a writing challenge month. At NaNoLJers we did Writo de Mayo, Joely Sue Burkhart’s MayNoWriMo, and Savvy Authors had… Continue reading May 2011

April 2011

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in April: 0 Rejections in April: 0 Submissions sent out in April: 0 Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 1 In April I took a workshop on plotting with Tina Gerow.  She gave some examples of different techniques and we tried one or… Continue reading April 2011

March 2011

Happy April Fool’s Day!  It was a holiday my family never celebrated which is surprising.  Aren’t older brothers supposed to be full of hijinks and pranks?  Maybe they were too well behaved or I didn’t take pranks well.  These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in March: 0 Rejections… Continue reading March 2011

February 2011

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in February: 0 Rejections in February: 1 Submissions sent out in February: 2 Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 1 February brought me a Flash Fiction workshop taught by the knowledgeable Jim Harrington.  I’m so thankful I’ve only experienced generosity and helpfulness from… Continue reading February 2011

January 2011

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews are not included. Sales in January: 0 Rejections in January: 0 Submissions sent out in January: 0 Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 0 It was a slow month due to my editing workshop.  I re-read my first draft of Three Girls, a Corgi and a Dead… Continue reading January 2011