2014 is slowly drawing to a close, so it’s about time I did my annual “year in review” blog post! The end/start of the year is a great time to reevaluate my progress, my goals, to remember how far I’ve come and how far I have yet to go. So enough chatter, here we go!… Continue reading 2014 Year in Review
It’s that time of year again. I’m starting to see “year-in-review” blog posts popping up all over writer blogs everywhere. I really enjoy the process of reviewing the year’s progress, the failures, the triumphs. I like looking at the numbers, too. I usually find them encouraging — even if the rejection pile stacks far, far… Continue reading 2013 Year in Review
The annual Story-a-Day May challenge begins tomorrow. If you’ve followed my blog at all, you’re probably pretty familiar with the challenge by now. It is my favorite of any writing challenge I’ve found so far. Story-a-Day May is grueling. Write one story ever day. 31 days, 31 stories. It’s tough. It’s time consuming. By the… Continue reading Story-a-Day May
So you’ve done all the hard work, hours sunk into writing, editing, selecting a market, formatting and finally — finally, you clicked send. Hopefully, you recorded this submission on Duotrope. And then all you can do is sit back and wait. Or, start the process all over again on another story, which is actually a… Continue reading The Road: Mile 5 – Dealing with the Response
We’re almost to the end of the Road to Publication. But not quite there. Since no questions cropped up after the last “selecting a market” post, I decided to move on to formatting and submitting. This part, in my opinion, is among the easiest of miles. To do this right, you really just need to… Continue reading The Road: Mile 4 – Format and Submit!
The Issue of Payment Today, I want to talk a little bit about the issue of payment when selecting a market. There are many viewpoints and opinions on where to start as a new author or an author new to submitting. I’m going to briefly discuss the most popular opinions and share with you my… Continue reading The Road: Mile 3 – Select a Market (Part 2)
The first step on the Road to Publication is to write. Obviously, you can’t be published without having a story (preferably multiple stories) to send out. This first ‘mile’ is among the longest and sometimes most difficult of the journey. There are multiple obstacles that a writer can face and a few different ways around… Continue reading The Road: Mile 1 – Write!