I hit my 100th submission since December this week, so it’s a good time to check the progress of my so-called writing career.
Our fantasy book remains at our agent after two months. She’s working through it between two other projects with near term deadlines. We’ve had positive reaction from three readers, though, so we’re not tooooo discouraged.
I’ve been rejected a few more times, but Cycles has appeared in Everyday Fiction to some very positive comments. That made my day.
A flash piece has made it through first reads at New Myths and a longer story is through two rounds at Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. Even more encouraging I have a flash at Flash Fiction Online for 114 days at this point. That’s a market I very much want to publish in. Another story has been at Abandoned Towers for 114 days, but I’m not sure what to make of that. It’s an intriguing market.
I should be hearing about my Writers of the Future submission soon, too. I’m ever hopeful, but I did screw up something in the last $@#% manuscript page, which put a wrinkle in the master plan. Plus there is a (tasteful) sex scene in there, which could bollix things too.
Other than that, it’s pretty much S.O.P. Lots of stuff out and lots of waiting. My accept rate stands at 10.39% now, which is on goal at least. I’m shooting for 12% for next report.
I have started a new novel project and hope to get my lazy arse in gear on that. Gotta break this habit of waiting for something to happen before starting something new.
Onward and upward.