Monday, December 1, 2008

And the tally is. . .

Well it is that time of the month. No, not that time of the month but the time to pull out the numbers and see where my work stands, at least in a numerical basis.

November was--interesting to say the least and not unsatisfying in the least. I managed to write a book for NaNoWriMo. Yippee!. I also managed to write one short story (1600 words) for Dark Jesters which is still pending.

The month of November actually came in the same way it went out. With bookend acceptances. The first one was for the flash piece Nine which was quickly gobbled up by 52 Stitches and the second piece to get accepted was Coffin Nails, which was taken by Night to Dawn. In between those two acceptances I had a total of eight rejections. Which still gives me an acceptable ration for the month of 20% acceptance. I can live with that.

This month I am looking forward to doing more work on two books and if I can get out of noveling mode I am going to write some short stories. I am also looking forward to hearing back from the following markets (they have to be getting close to getting back to me) : Boston Review (out 122 days), Apex (out 34 days), Dark Jesters, (only out 11 days but the deadline for submissions is up), Dogs Anthology (Deadline is up today), Clockwork Pheonix (Deadline is up), and I really hope from From the Asylum (out 289 days so far). I either expect a flurry of acceptances in the next month or I have to find a bunch of new markets. I am hoping for the first one (Oh what a merry Christmas that would be!)

Well I now havo to get my daughter's snowpants and snow boots in to her school because I am an idiot and forgot to pack them with her before she got on the bus.

7 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

Good month. Congrats on the acceptances.

Jamie Eyberg said...

You too Cate!

Aaron Polson said...

A nice month, indeed.

We had our first snowpants adventure yesterday.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Good month : )

K.C. Shaw said...

A 20% acceptance rate is very nice! Now, here's hoping for even higher for December!

Jeremy D Brooks said...

20% is woots, for sure...

Carrie Harris said...

Fab work! My kid WANTS to wear snowpants, but all we've got is this pitiful little sprinkling on the ground. That and ice. Joy.