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Goals for 2017

It has been a while since wrote about my New Year’s writing goals. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been setting goals and doing a pretty good job of meeting them. My biggest personal challenge is still finding time to write. I am up to 83 rejection letters and last year …

Marketing 101

Once a story (article, novel, poem) is accepted somewhere what is the next step? Besides continuing to submit everything else of course: 52 rejections and 11 stories out right now. Anyway, the answer of course is marketing! I have this submission thing down, and with my “Rejection Rewards” program, I’m …

Rewards for Rejection Letters

I like to organize things. I like deadlines, and to-do lists, and working toward a clear goal, even if it’s a very distant goal. I lose motivation when I can’t track progress or the final result is uncertain. These aspects of my work style are somewhat antithetical to the process …

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Beyond Writing: Publishing Novellas

What to do when you’ve finished a story? The submitting game gets more complicated when the story has turned out to be a novella instead of the short story planned. Now that I have finished my fourteen stories for the fourteen Kingdoms of Idhua (though not all fourteen launch parties), …

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Back on the Submissions Train

After spending the winter rewriting a number of stories, I have started submitting them again! It feels good to be doing that part of the writing process – actually working on getting these stories out into the world. The first one I submitted is “The Amulet of Aranos” and there …

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Artists’ Business Club

Last week I attend the first Artists’ Business Club of the year. We’ve been around for about six months now. The idea is to support each other in developing the business side of our artistic careers – be it making business plans, creating websites and marketing plans or figuring out tax questions. …

Another Submission Ready!

At last I have another story ready for submitting!  Catkin is still making the rounds, but now The Amulet of Aranos is ready for its final formatting and then submission.  It is a bit longer – almost 10,000 words – which limits me somewhat to where I can submit it. …