Saturday, November 1, 2008

Goodbye, October

Taking a break from NaNoWriMo and "slush"* reading to reflect on the last 31 days.

I wrote some flash in October:

"Spare Parts" - micro fiction / out with Flashshot
"Hollis Jones Transformed" - out with Drabblecast
"God's Creatures" - entered in Microhorror's Halloween Contest
"Hollow John" - needs revision
"To Make Things Right" - needs a market...

Two mid-range stories (between 1-2K):

"Fresh Produce" - out with Weird Tales (who knows?)
"At the Hall of Resurrection" - already spanked by Space and Time / now with Apex Digest (I don't know if there's enough "science" to be considered science fiction...)

Some longer fiction (over 2K):

"On the Dead River, Traveling South" - out with Dia de los Muertos
"The Demon Hustle" - still waiting to hear from The Book of Tentacles (tentacles crossed)
"The Thing in the Wall" - needs revision and a new title

Received a pile of rejections (why do they still hurt?). One was from Cemetery Dance with a personal note. That was nice, as far as rejections go.

Sold:

"Little Fingers" to Arkham Tales
"To Put Away Childish Things" to Kaleidotrope
and a poem, "She Waits" to Nocturnal Lyric

Finally, I made one more revision to The Last Days of the Springdale Saints.

October was a busy month.

*By the way, I hate the word slush. Ed and I have been impressed by some of the flash already sent in for Fifty-Two Stitches. Writing is never slush.

1,000 words down on my NaNo project. So far, so good. (Can I count blog entries toward my word count...please?)

Oh yeah, the NaNo project is going by the name Rock Gods and Scary Monsters.

4 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

You were way more productive than I was in October. have fun with the 'pile' (I think pile has a nicer ring than slush, or maybe heap)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Reading slush kinda makes me thirsty

Catherine J Gardner said...

Love your NaNo project title - Woot! Though I don't envy you reading slush and attempting to write a novel in a month.

Aaron Polson said...

Jamie - pile is good...

...mmm, slushy...

Cate - reading the 'pile' is a nice diversion... especially flash