W1S1 July Recap

I decided to drop to the monthly version of W1S1 for July–1 new story, 1 submission. While I will always intend to submit more than that, dropping to a goal of one new story seemed like a good idea given the other demands on my time. I ended up writing 6 new things and making 10 submissions. Perhaps I should lower my goals more often?

I wrote 2 flash fiction pieces, 2 short stories, 1 short non-fiction humor piece and a haibun. I had 3 acceptances in July, and one publication: The Man in the Pipes at Bartleby Snopes. Had 5 rejections in July, including a seriously disappointing one. I re-sent the story, which I still believe is a good story, and have high hopes it’ll get picked up somewhere. I two poems out that are in maybe piles that I’ll hear back about later. I have 5 stories out and 3 other poems, as well.

August will probably be a 1 or 2 story month, unless I get surprisingly inspired by something. Iwant to get more of my older stories fully revised and submitted, as I have many of those still waiting. I have no problem submitting, and I know that I can write as much as want provided I have time. So my goal for this month and probably the next few is to focus on revisions and getting more new stuff out there.


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This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 3:00 am and is filed under Published Writing, Rejections and Acceptances, Writing Goals. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.


  1. August 2nd, 2011 | Milo James Fowler says:

    So, I misread “I resent the story” and thought you really had something against it…

  2. August 3rd, 2011 | Shelley says:

    Milo! Haha, well, I might resent it a little, too. 🙂 Damn rejected thing.

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