May 2008

No depression allowed for how May turned out! I completed my writing challenge (which I’ll write more about tomorrow) and my latest book review for Niteblade hit the internet late last night.

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

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

Pending responses include two poems to one market, a drabble under consideration at one market, and a short story under consideration at another market.  The assumed rejection is for a short story I sent out last October.  The response time given by the editor was six months but it came and went with no response to the submission or my query so I’ve assumed rejection and withdrawn it from the market. 

The important thing to remember is to keep writing and if I want my work published to keep submitting it.

Published Book Review and Updates

The March 2008 issue of Niteblade came out yesterday with my book review of T.C. McMullen’s novel, The Unseen, which is the first book of her Manipulated Evil Series.  Rhonda Parrish put together another great issue.

In other news… Today the ten finalists for the Amazon Break Through Novel Award were announced.  In order to vote you must provide feedback on the selections.  The excerpts for this round are longer so if you gave feedback the first time around you are allowed to provide feedback for this round also.  I know for the semi-finalist round I was overwhelmed by all of the choices to read.  I read several with the intent of letting them brew for a few days before providing feedback and the next thing I knew… it was March.