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A Drizzle in a Drought

May 23, 2011

My zombie fairy tale story “Not Rats” just sol to the Untied Shoelaces of the Mind anthology.  Yay.

This was a 750-word flash that the editor asked to have rewritten, which lead to a growth spurt to 1300 words.  Very short story, semi-pro pay…my tax bracket isn’t changing, but it’s nice to have a sale.  I’m looking forward to the contributor’s copy more than the check.  (Not that I would never turn my nose up at a check.)

My story production has slowed waaaaayy down of late.  Summer should allow me to bring things back up, but a big chunk of that will be novel work.  I need to redouble my efforts to get my current stable of stories out into circulation.  Stories don’t sell from the hard drive.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2011 10:30 am

    Congrats on the sale of “Not Rats,” Scott. That is very cool.

    That’s interesting that your writing cycle picks up in the summer. And understandable given your profession. Mine seems to work in revers, with the winter months being the most productive. That’s also probably a consequence of living in the Northwest where every precious sunny summer days needs to be spent out doors.

  2. wlubake permalink
    May 25, 2011 11:12 am

    Congrats on the sale bro! Add another one to the resume!

    Pro market or not, that is X number of people that will now know how great your writing is that didn’t necessarily know before. It can only open more doors.

  3. May 25, 2011 8:41 pm

    Congratulations on the new sale, Scott! That’s great! I just recently became aware of Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, so that’s cool. 🙂

    My story production has slowed as well. All five of my completed stories are out. What will I do should they all get accepted?! Hahaha, I’m actually just getting ready to start rewriting my novel (which is at over 93k) so I do plan on staying productive, but I think I need to still produce short stories too.

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