juniper: Fuchsia rejected (rejection)
Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 10:30 am
I seem to be getting closer in terms of finding the correct sort of market for Trickster's Wish - it was apparently not entirely to editorial taste, but I was congratulated on writing a far-more original wish-granting story than the usual, and also on having it be well-written.

I know where I want to send it next, but they're shut for submissions until 2010, so in the mean time, I guess I'll just put it on the shelf and work on something else instead.

I'd rather Popinjay's Daughter or Easter Lilies and Imaginary Angels get published first, but the latter needs an attack with a red pen first, and in any event, I'm not sure how much choice I really have in the matter, short of not sending things out for attempted publication. :}

I got a suggestion on where to send Sufficiently Advanced Printing, so perhaps I'll try to get that out of the drawer this weekend.
juniper: Typing at a computer. (Default)
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 03:04 pm
My spouse is a boardgame nut. He wants to get his boardgames published. He reads Boardgame Geek.

I am a writing nut. I want to get my writing published. I read...?

Thanks to a very funny, tasty-sounding Making Light post I appear to have found my board - AbsoluteWrite.

Now the trick will be to avoid spending all my time reading forums when I should be writing.
juniper: Fuchsia rejected (rejection)
Saturday, September 19th, 2009 08:16 am
F&SF rejected "Trickster's Wish" yesterday - I don't think I'm ever going to get anywhere with them, but I keep trying...

...anyway, it went back out to a hopefully-more-receptive publisher this morning.

I've been trying to get somewhere with the first draft of "Easter Lilies" but it's just not wanting to play at all. I'm very grumpy about it. Almost grumpy enough to refuse to show it to BRAWL. :/
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Sunday, September 6th, 2009 10:13 am
I should hopefully have word count on something that's solely mine this evening. But in the mean time, I will simply observe that I really, really hope that this article about Urban Fantasy taking off in the SpecFic market is right.

Because yesterday was the one year mark from the last time I heard from Baen about River's Wrath, and while I am happily chugging away on Iron Debt, and trying to get my foot in the door on the short fiction market (two stories out on submission, third to go out in Tuesday morning's mail) I am still hopeful that someday, Wrath will see the light of day.

I probably should email the nice junior publisher at Baen and see if anything's happened lately. But for the moment, I think I will focus on writing. And hope does spring eternal, especially on lovely autumn days like today.