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Five out the door

November 28, 2011

Once again my story submissions have slipped past my notice and the number of stories in circulation reached dangerously low levels.  I managed to get five back out the door this weekend with another five lying in wait of attention.  Maybe I’ll get them out by week’s end.

I need to do a thorough, introspective analysis of why I don’t do a better job of keeping them moving.  Heck, one of those had only been to one market…in January.  I let a perfectly good story sit and fester for ten months?  Okay, it wasn’t really a “perfectly good” story.  I recently described it as “unsaleable” which is pretty much the opposite of “perfectly good”.  I was wrong, though, and now the story is out in the world, rubbing elbows with perfectly good stories.  I’m making it a personal goal to sell that one.

I won’t wax on about how I need to get in gear on my steampunk story.  That horse has been beaten to death.  I made a little progress over Thanksgiving, but I need to grind out about 8k by Thursday to meet my goal of a finished draft by month’s end.  Yeah…no point exploring the odds of that happening.

More when it’s less 1-AM-ish.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 28, 2011 12:47 pm

    Yeh, you gotta keep subbing. What putting you off? Rejections? I reckon I might as well know sooner rather than later. (although not HeyPublisher sooner, mutter . . .)

    • Scott W. Baker permalink*
      November 28, 2011 12:54 pm

      Time puts me off. And unholy desires to polish. It’s worst when I get feedback…because I always want to “fix”it, even when it’s not necessarily broken.

  2. November 28, 2011 1:05 pm

    Interesting. I’ve been slavishly following Heinlein’s rules for the last two years. But it might be time for a change. Hey, you got to keep trying new things.

  3. Scott W. Baker permalink*
    November 28, 2011 2:10 pm

    Yeah…Heinlein’s rules and I are passing acquaintances at best. https://scottwbaker.net/2011/10/16/my-worst-heinlein-rule/

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