Thursday, April 1, 2010

March in Review

March has been, by far, my most productive month this year. I couldn't tell you how many words I have written but by the stats here we go:

1 acceptance, first of the year. I didn't even know about it until Adam Whitlatch told me we shared a ToC together. Burnt Offering is up at Unheard Magazine if you care to read it. Not horror, just to warn you.

3 rejections. I could actually have more and this is just for the short stories, it doesn't include queries to agents. For some reason my email account thought it would be cool to not get me some of my messages. I am a little concerned about this but there is nothing I can do about it.

1 full read request on my MG book. I was very excited about this. It turned out to be a rejection, but a very nice rejection.

3 partial read requests. Again, all rejections.

1 new story written. More than any other month this year. It is dark, definitely dark, but not horror.

So that is it, my month in review. I hope I can continue on this path in April. We shall see. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.

10 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Have a choc-filled Easter, Jamie and let's hope April brings lots of acceptances. :D

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate, you as well.

Aaron Polson said...

Congrats, Jamie. I think I remember reading that one...

Jamie Eyberg said...

I believe you did.

Adam J. Whitlatch said...

Even though they ended in rejections, those partial and full requests are certainly encouraging. It means your grabbing those agents by the eyeballs. I hope at least a couple of them offered some words of advice.

Keep up the good fight!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Easter is this Sunday, isn't it? Sweet...I need my jelly bean fix : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

Adam, thank you for letting me know about the story. I would have had no clue.

Nat, Yup. Easter is upon us and chocolate bunnies will be slaughtered in mass this weekend.

katey said...

I agree with Mr. Whitlatch about the partial and full requests-- always a victory in itself, isn't it?

I really enjoyed the story. It brought the creeping dread thing to a loud rolling thunder, which is so hard to do. Random detail: I really enjoyed the rhythm you created with the visual/audio of the empty beers hitting the signs. Very cool.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Katey, Thanks. I am glad you liked the story. It was probably the most autobiographical one I have ever written, everything but the body.

katey said...

I wondered about that. The more you say about things, the more I think we grew up very similarly.