I finally got caught up on my short stories in my spreadsheet today. Bad writer! Bad!
Here are the short story rejections I’ve received from April-present: 12*
Here are the stories I’ve finished since April (8), when I started purposefully doing more of them:
- The Cargo of the Gods (SF)
- People Juice (Crime)
- The Cliff House (F)
- Murder God of West Branch (F)
- Winter Fruit (F)
- Uvlechenie (SF)
- Miracle, Texas (F)
- The Procrustean Mirror (F)
I should be done with “The Resignation” (SF) tomorrow.
I have two more stories (old ones) out for submission, “Abominable” (H) and “Things You Don’t Want” (H), which makes:
- Science Fiction: 3
- Crime: 1
- Fantasy: 5
- Horror: 2
The next one should be a mystery, n’est-ce pas? Of the genres that I like to read, I haven’t written any mysteries. Sure, the other genres have elements of a mystery story, but they aren’t actually mystery stories.
I’ve submitted to eighteen different markets since April.
Rejections to date this week: 3.
Most rejections received on one day: 5 (including novel rejections).
General cockiness level: Not terribly. But it’ll take more than this to cow me!
*Which makes it look a lot less painful. Except I keep getting novel rejections at the same time. But more on that later.