Archive | Uncategorized RSS feed for this section

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.

Advertisements

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.

So This Was August…

3 Sep

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

I’ll start with an apology. There was no “So This Was July…” because I was taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo (and absolutely destroying it!) which was my only priority. I’m sorry. I was dedicating myself to hitting a new goal of 60,000 words or more which I managed. We now return you to your normally programming.

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 187 stories this year.

REJECTIONS:- I’ve had 169 rejections so far.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:- Insignia Volume 5 is now on sale. “Not According To Design” will appear in issue #7 of Mythic Magazine, there’s no official date on that yet. I’ll update you as soon as I hear anything.

My latest credit will go up onto ISFDB once it’s released.

My total of new stories written this year so far is now 70. (Thanks, Camp Nano!)

I’m really pleased to have made my most recent sale, I was literally on the verge of burning my entire writing career to the ground and walking away forever. I’ve been pulled back from the brink, but I got incredibly close to that abyss this time.

What’s currently in submission in 2018 #7

17 Aug

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

What’s currently out in submission?

__ out in subs now

Acceptances: 0.
Rejections:- Again, too many to count.
Publications:- Nothing new this month.
Withdrawals:- None this month

28 stories now out there.

I’m currently waiting for Mythic Magazine to release the issue I am in. When that comes out, I’ll let you know. I’ve been chasing up another anthology I was already involved in that had fallen between the cracks. The news there is it’s still on-going, I wouldn’t expect it to come out this year.

I can announce that THIS happened though!FAPA silver medal

Mind Candy won a Silver medal in this years Florida Authors & Publishers Association awards! How cool is that?

What’s currently in submission in 2018 #6

1 Jul

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

I’d like to take a moment to apologise for being unable to offer updates over the last few months. I made a sale in mid April, then out of respect to my publisher I waited until I was given official permission to announce the sale before I carried on with the out in submission list. As I announce every submission and rejection, it would have been the job of mere moments to work out which story had sold.

What’s currently out in submission?

_out in submission

Acceptances: 0.
Rejections:- Again, too many to count.
Publications:- Nothing new this month.
Withdrawals:- None this month

37 stories now out there.

So This Was June…

1 Jul

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

So what’s happened so far?

SALES:- I’ve made 3 sales so far, to Third Flatiron; “The Doomsday Machine Retires” for their Monstrosities anthology, to WolfSinger Publications; “Muse” for their Cat Tails anthology and finally to Mythic Magazine; “Not According To Design”.

I’m sorry it’s taken so long to be able to announce that, I had to respect my publisher and wait until he said it was okay.

SUBMISSIONS:- I’ve already submitted 156 stories this year.

REJECTIONS:- I’ve had 137 rejections so far.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:- I’ve had word back about “Uncle Ping’s Evening Farewell” from Insignia. The publisher has sent out proofs, I’ve already sent mine back. She’s hoping to gear up to publication any day soon. Insignia Volume 5 will be sold through Smashwords.

“Not According To Design” will appear in issue #7 of Mythic Magazine, there’s no official date on that yet. I’ll update you as soon as I hear anything.

My two latest credits will go up onto ISFDB once the titles are released. Both publishers have previous entries so I’ll be able to add those on.

My total of new stories written this year so far is now 41.

I’m hoping to get as many subs out as possible this month and I’m hoping to get a few more answers back before the end of the month too. Fingers crossed for more sales.

What’s currently in submission in 2018 #5

15 Jun

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

I’d like to take a moment to apologise for being unable to offer updates over the last few months. I made a sale in mid April, then out of respect to my publisher I waited until I was given official permission to announce the sale before I carried on with the out in submission list. As I announce every submission and rejection, it would have been the job of mere moments to work out which story had sold.

What’s currently out in submission?

submission spreadsheet

As you can see, the old text list has been officially replaced by the new & improved Submissions Spreadsheet. This is making my life SO much easier, and faster to add or remove things when I submit a story or receive a rejection/acceptance. Automating this process was the best decision I ever made.

It’s clear, it’s clean, it’s easy to read.

Acceptances: 1. Not According To Design was sold to Mythic Magazine.
Rejections:- Again, too many to count.
Publications:- Nothing new this month.
Withdrawals:- None this month

30 stories now out there.