It's been a while since I did a formal update, so here goes...
Glimmertrain finally rejected the last piece I sent to them. I don't know if the long time span meant they liked it and they were having a tough time making a decision, or they just forgot.
Additionally, I received a rejection from Ploughshares on my poem - again not knowing if the slowness was caused by a tough decision or not.
So, I officially don't have any open submissions for any of my poetry or short pieces. Of course, it was only 4 stories and one poem, sent to 4 different journals, anyway. I'll probably start another round of submissions to another set of lit journals once I get done with Blink.
Speaking of Blink, I'm feeling good about the edits. I finally got over that snag and am cruising along. If you'll note the meter on the side, I've got over 70% of the chapters edited and I'm just under 83K words. Not bad. I don't think I'll be adding many more words after I get done with fixing the snag.
AWJ is also coming along nicely. I know where I'm going and what I'm going to do with it... I think. I'm hoping to finish the first draft by my birthday. =oD
On the downside, I got a couple more rejections for Caldera. I'm trying not to let them get me down. After all, from all indications, it seems like the ratio is 10 queries to 1 partial request, and 10 partial requests to one full. Or something like that. I've hit the right ratio for partials and I'm nowhere near the number of partials to make the ratio for fulls an issue yet. I'll just keep plugging along and hope someone somewhere likes my writing, because with the positive feedback I've gotten from people who've read the book, it seems like it's really coming down to a case of liking rather than craft.
I think it's Miss Snark who advises sending a hundred queries before giving up. I'm nowhere close to that, so I'm nowhere near giving up.
So, how are things going for you?
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