Let’s Try This One More Time

So here we are, a week and change into my Patreon campaign (which makes it sound like a limited time event, but for now I plan it to go as long as I can produce/ keep breathing, so hopefully, quite a while.) I have a couple of followers at the highest support level enjoying all I have to create and have run a poll asking what genre people want to read. It came up “fantasy,” so I brainstormed on a novel idea I had in the last year but never made time to explore. The next day, I started writing. I will hit seven thousand words tonight, eight if I’m lucky. It’s swimming along nicely, with my planning staying ahead of my writing enough to just keep writing when I get the chance.
In other writing news, I got paid for my second reprint ever! Woo! As soon as I get a link for the book, Fae Wings, I’ll post it on my bibliography page and update that with a couple other works. I also got a rejection today for a story I think it one of, if not the best short stories I’ve written. This was the fifth or six place I sent this story, but at least I got some advice that feels actionable as well as some nice words over all and an invitation to continue submitting. I’m going to look back over that one with the advice in mind and I have two more markets lined up for it before it becomes a Patreon exclusive read for a while and then goes to Amazon. For other writers, how many times do you send out a story before you give up on it?
Thanks for dropping by, don’t forget to check out my Patreon and FB pages!


2 thoughts on “Let’s Try This One More Time

  1. It’s funny, I’ve had the same experience with a story of mine. I thought it was one of the best I’d ever written. It has been 6+ times. I’ve lost count. Whenever I see a story call for which it seems a match, I try again. Maybe it will find a home, maybe it won’t.

    • I’ve sent that one out a couple more times now, but have been writing less short fiction as I focus on my novels. Breaking The Word (the fantasy novel mentioned above was finished in April and is currently available in its entirety on my Patreon, and Logicians of Ambervale, a scifi novel is currently up to chapter 16. I’ve also just written a new “This may be my best story ever” but haven’t begun sending it out yet. I’m letting it rest while I get other work done, then I’ll run through it a few times to smooth out the unnecessary edges and ship it to the top of my market list, F&SF. I’ll get there someday. Thanks for dropping by and your comment. Can’t wait for End of the World Potluck.

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