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So This Was 2018…

1 Jan

[This post replaces So This Was December…]

We’ve already reached the end of 2018.

So what’s happened this year?

SALES:- I made 6 sales this year.

Third Flatiron; “The Doomsday Machine Retires” for their Monstrosities anthology.
WolfSinger Publications; “Muse” for their Cat Tails anthology.
Mythic Magazine #7; “Not According To Design”.
Blaster Books; “The Girl On Platform Two” to Jouth Anthology, Volume 1.

2 new sales I hadn’t announced yet because I forget to do an entry for November!

The Weird & Whatnot; “The Razors Edge”.
Nomadic Delerium Press; “Super Fake” for their Future Syndicate II anthology.

ACCEPTANCES THAT AREN’T SALES:- I’ve also had an acceptance from Insignia for Volume7 of their up-coming flash anthology. This wasn’t a sale, there’s no money involved.

SUBMISSIONS:- I submitted 240 stories this year.

REJECTIONS:- I had 220 rejections this year.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:-  
Sold “The Razors Edge” to The Weird & Whatnot late November.
Sold “Super Fake” to Nomadic Delerium Press for their Future Syndicate II anthology early December. These will come out some time in 2109 (I assume?).

Hopefully Tuck & Roll will come out this year. Insignia Vol 7 is also currently under construction, that’ll feature “How Have The Mighty Fallen?”

There is one other thing happening, I just can’t give any details on it right now. As soon as I’ve been given permission, I promise I’ll tell you everything I can about that.

I got 6 new ISFDB credits this year:-
Not According to Design (2018)
An Improper State of Mind (2018)
The Doomsday Machine Retires (2018)
Muse (2018)
Uncle Ping’s Evening Farewell (2018)
The Girl on Platform Two (2018)

My total of new stories written this year so far is now 102.

My 2018 writing stats:-
Stories completed=102
Longest story=7022 words
Shortest story=104 words
Camp Nano April ’18=17 stories; 39,799
Camp Nano July ’18=28 stories; 63,689 words
NanoWriMo ’18= 24 stories; 53,510 words

Total words written=224,956.

Summing Up:- I made some money, had some stories published, won Nanowrimo.

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What’s currently in submission in 2018 #11

17 Dec

As the last one was in November I thought I’d update you.

What’s currently out in submission?

out in subs december 2018

Acceptances:- Super Fake to Future Syndicate II.
Rejections:- 215 in total, at moment of making this post.
Publications:- Nothing this month.
Withdrawals:- None this month.

30 stories now out there.

What’s currently in submission in 2018 #10

29 Nov

As the last one was in October (I forgot to put that up here at the time, I’m really sorry) I thought I’d update you.

What’s currently out in submission?

OIS Nov 18

Acceptances:- How Have The Mighty Fallen to Insignia & The Razors Edge to The Weird & Whatnot. I’m guessing neither of those will come out this year.
Rejections:- 211 in total, at moment of making this post.
Publications:- Nothing this month.
Withdrawals:- None this month.

33 stories now out there.

What’s currently in submission in 2018 #9

29 Nov

As the last one was in September I thought I’d update you.

What’s currently out in submission?

out to sub oct 18

Acceptances:- None this month.
Rejections:- Again, too many to count.
Publications:- Not According To Design is out!
Withdrawals:- None this month.

35 stories now out there.

So This Was October…

13 Nov

We’ve already reached the end of the tenth month of 2018.

So what’s happened so far?

SALES:- I’ve made 4 sales so far. To Third Flatiron; “The Doomsday Machine Retires” for their Monstrosities anthology, to WolfSinger Publications; “Muse” for their Cat Tails anthology, to Mythic Magazine; “Not According To Design” and most recently “The Girl On Platform Two” to Jouth Anthology.

ACCEPTANCES THAT AREN’T SALES:- I’ve also had an acceptance from Insignia for Volume7 of their up-coming flash anthology. This wasn’t a sale, there’s no money involved.

SUBMISSIONS:- I’ve already submitted 228 stories this year.

REJECTIONS:- I’ve had 208 rejections so far.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:- Insignia Volume 5 is now on sale. Mythic Magazine is also on sale. Jouth Anthology is also now on sale.

My latest credit is still to go up on ISFDB.

My total of new stories written this year so far is now 84.

I’ll apologise that this has appeared a little later than it normally would on account of how I decided to take part in NaNoWriMo in the last few weeks of October. I’m doing okay so far, I’m still a little ahead of schedule but struggling daily with motivation.

More on that in a proper post next month.

So This Was September…

1 Oct

We’ve already reached the end of the ninth month of 2018.

So what’s happened so far?

SALES:- I’ve made 4 sales so far. To Third Flatiron; “The Doomsday Machine Retires” for their Monstrosities anthology, to WolfSinger Publications; “Muse” for their Cat Tails anthology, to Mythic Magazine; “Not According To Design” and most recently “The Girl On Platform Two” to Jouth Anthology.

SUBMISSIONS:- I’ve already submitted 198 stories this year.

REJECTIONS:- I’ve had 186 rejections so far.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:- Insignia Volume 5 is now on sale. Mythic Magazine is also on sale. Jouth Anthology is scheduled for release on 1st November 2018.

My latest credit is still to go up on ISFDB.

My total of new stories written this year so far is now 71.

What’s currently in submission in 2018 #8

15 Sep

As the last one was in August I thought I’d update you.

What’s currently out in submission?

__currently out in submission

Acceptances:- 1. Sold “The Girl On Platform Four” to Jouth Anthlogy.
Rejections:- Again, too many to count.
Publications:- Not According To Design is now out!
Withdrawals:- 1. From Kasma Magazine.

27 stories now out there.