More Wondermark: The Fiction Generator
Nice work, Joe.
Been working on revisions this week, trying to shave a couple thousand words off a weird western novelette. When I get it down to 10K, I'm thinking I'll sub it to Big Pulp or serialize it for Fried Fiction.
Milo James Fowler
in medias res
I just finished the 1st draft of my Pedestal story. If I can clean up one more story, I should be back on track.
And I started my novel. I couldn't help myself.
Thanks, guys. Just got an email from them saying they're closing after their October issue and the site will go dark as of December 1, so...yeah. Feeling great right about now.
Still crickets here. Over average RT on three of the six things I have out, for a range of wait from 21 to 499 days.
Haven't been writing at all this week, which is an unusually long break for me. Too much life stress & stupid headache (day 175!) Maybe next week.
Gotten some writing done over the past few days. Also cleaned off my desk downstairs. (Not something I'd planned to do but it turned out the cats had been pissing all over my stuff so there wasn't much choice.) Now it's all refinished and clean. Nice.
Officially agreed to my contract with DSF. Now it's just a wait to see when they'll be publishing Insomnia.
Now, I'm off home to try and finish up the revisions to The Hardest Kiss. And (hopefully) watch the Eagles kick Atlanta's ass.
Not too much new over here. Been busy trying to fix up some stories that have been rejected one too many times. A newer sci-fi story called "Infinity Outpost at the Edge of the Universe" has been giving me problems but I think I've got a solution for it. I also just figured out a fix to the story I entered into the Identity Crisis contest. All in all, it doesn't feel like I'm making much progress but I suppose I am just the same.
Once I finish those two stories, I'm moving on to revising the draft of a story I wrote last month. It's long though--over 7k--which is my longest short story to date.
Somewhere in there, I need to get forward motion on my novel. Too many projects! Brain going to 'splode!
A submission of mine has been out to The Paris Review for 108 days which isn't odd by their usual RT stats but in the past 30 days, all responses came in between 26 and 63 days.
Either my response got lost in the mail (which is actually quite likely since moving somewhat recently) or...? (Yes, being out almost twice as long as the most recent longest wait time has me hoping I'm in second round considerations or something).
Last edited by Tienci; 09-19-2011 at 07:05 AM.
"Will you won't you will you won't you, will you join the dance?"
Submitted Isolation to a market called Comets and Criminals. Some of you may have heard of it.
Lots of good news around here lately! It's downright inspirational.
I'm supposed to be working on revising my darned novel, but instead tonight I wrote the first 600 words of a story intended for the Poe tribute volume (see Paying Markets). Having a lot of fun trying to ape Poe's style!
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Read my work: "The Penthouse View" (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012);"Infamous" (The First Line, Fall 2011); "Disaster Girl" (essay, Phati'tude 9/11 10th anniversary issue); "Dead Connections" (AW Speculative Fiction anthology)
Just checking in. I haven't been keeping up with things, as my transition to college didn't include a comfortable place for me to write. It's strange how I need to have things just right to get in the correct state of mind to write.
However, writing has been on my mind a lot lately. It's something I don't think I'll ever be able to fully ignore, so I'll be back at it soon. Very soon.
"There's a point to this. A point I think I often miss." - Blake Schwarzenbach
Good to hear from you, RED.
Eh, let yourself get settled into college, and writing will find you again -- right when you've got a big paper due, natch.
Crickets are positively geriatric over here -- I actually heard one today, instead of chirp, just sort of mumble "yeah, whatever."
You had a version in July? I just got a draft finished this morning! Still needs a lot of polish, too.
I keep telling myself crickets are good luck. (particularly in regards to the AW anthology, but in general too)
Last edited by AnnieColleen; 09-20-2011 at 09:41 AM.
Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse
When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
Some one on another forum compared waiting to Schrodinger's cat. It may be an acceptance or a rejection--- perhaps, one might say, it exists in an inbetween state.
Whereas, a rejection is a rejection. Nothing is ever going to make that rejection an acceptance.
So I don't mind waiting.
This is a new awkward mistake for me: I just sent a submission with the wrong cover letter. As in, wrong story title, wrong word count, and wrong editor addressed at the top. I... don't think this editor's going to like me much. Not exactly my best day.
Procrastinating. I've two warring stories in my head and don't want to sit down to write either. Instead, I wonder why it must still rain. I go away for a week -- no rain. I come home -- rain all week. Perhaps I'll mope for a bit. I'm sure that will help.
My inbox is a barren wasteland at the moment. No responses and seven things out.
Combine them, I say!
I more or less have one sub for the month, but it should be a 2,500 word story but the limit is 1,500.
Which is tempting me to do the unthinkable:
Write 1, Sub 1, then EXPAND the story while its with an editor. If it gets rejected, then I'll have the fuller version ready to go. If it gets accepted, well, I'll just be elated.