Well. Yeah. My progress for the month was slim but hey, it was a short month. I managed to write absolutely no new short stories but did manage to write half of a crime/thriller novella that I am very excited about. I also managed to edit the hell out of a bunch of stories and thanks to my readers get some new takes on some old stories.
I managed to have one story accepted to Bards and Sages Quarterly for October publication (Beneath the Willows) I really liked how that story started off with the creepy old man.
I think I managed at least another 1/2 dozen rejections, and probably more. I do know that Opium magazine threw me a rejection after a nice little hold. Thanks for looking at it anyway guys.
I think this next month will be more of the same. Keep the 16 stories I have out in story land going and try to finish the novella, after which I have some serious editing to do on two other books I have written before I get back to the Novella to polish it for submission.
And to start the month off on a happy note: Cathrine Gardner awarded me a 'Superior Scribbler' award.
Here are the rules:
Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends. Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor! Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.
1. Carrie Harris- If her blog doesn't make you laugh you are obviously dead (undead as she has a thing for zombies and Richard Simmons)
2. Felicity Dowker- Come on, she has had a phenomenal year and it looks like a great career that we can have a front row seat for (just don't kick the back of her chair, she will do nasty things to you)
3. B.T.- Quite possibly the hardest working person I know, either that or he is born from circus folk, as he can juggle an demanding job, family, assignments and his own writing without cracking a sweat.
4. Barry Napier- A man who has managed to turn his keyboard into something that puts bread on the table. It might not be for his creative works but he is working to remedy that.
5. K.C. Shaw- With a love for Elves and all manner of cute fuzzy woodland creatures, especially if they can hold a conversation with you, her writing is second to none and is a real treat to read.
good luck people, and just remember if i didn't mention you it wasn't because you were any less worthy, I just ran out of time and space.