Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August is come and gone, already. It seems like summer was just starting last week and now it is already within sight of over. Damn. I must have wasted my time because it doesn't feel like I got anything done. Let us review what did get done.

For the month of August I had one acceptance to Feathertale magazine for a short story, My Birthday Present.

I had two rejections. One from Shimmer and another from The First Line (which I shared with you). It was an encouraging rejection from Shimmer so I reworked a little bit of it and sent it back out to the Mo-Con Antho. Maurice has had it for 29 days now. We will see how that turns out.

Other than that, I finished my edits on Big Chief's Gold (mg book) and sent it off to my beta readers (thanks guys). I am currently working on the query letter for it. It is one of the most difficult things I have ever written. This may call for the Query Ninja.

I have also started a new book last week. It is a thriller, with a little science-fiction thrown in for good measure. I am 30 pages into it and enjoying it so far. We will see how long that lasts.

I read 3 books this month and Cate's Chapbook (does that make 4?) I can't remember what one of them was. I think I am getting old.

I am currently down to 10 submissions that are out. I queried 3 of them last week and heard back from 2 of them. One was the acceptance mentioned earlier, and the other said I had a very good chance of making it in. He was making final decisions and would let me know this week. I don't think I am ever going to hear back from the other editor.

Just too let every one know how slow my inbox has been lately I counted up the rejections V Acceptances I have had since May 1 and it breaks down like this (these are actual numbers, don't attempt to adjust your monitor, your results may vary) Acceptances: 5 Rejections: 7. That is a lot of downtime in the ol' inbox.

Here is hoping September is productive.

13 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats on the Feathertale acceptance...nice when those queries turn out well.

;)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Aaron- I just wonder when they will post it to their website.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Sounds like a productive month compared to mine.

Blood Routes said...

Yeah, August just sort of disappeared, didn't it? Here's hoping September proves successful!

Barry Napier said...

Er whoops...that one above was me

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy- I didn't think I got anything done.

Barry- I just got used to writing August on my checks. :(

Carrie Harris said...

Good luck with September! And congrats on the acceptance.

Cate Gardner said...

I haven't given up hope yet and am hoping for an Indian summer. Congrats on the acceptance.

Oh, and as much as I want her too, Olive is never going to count as a whole book.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie- I hope everyone has as much luck in September as Jameson had in August (that would be remarkable).

Cate- Olive is definitely a stand-alone type of story. don't be told any different.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Carrie- I hope everyone has as much luck in September as Jameson had in August (that would be remarkable).

Cate- Olive is definitely a stand-alone type of story. don't be told any different.

K.C. Shaw said...

Your acceptance to rejection ratio is very nice. :) Congrats on the August acceptance!

Natalie L. Sin said...

I think my inbox slipped into a coma. I blame the heat!

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C.- I can't complain about the ratio. it is the speed of return that is aggravating.

Nat- Maybe our inboxes are linked somehow.