Monthly Archives: January 2014

Querying a novel: a 1 in 5000 play?

I always knew that querying a novel was a long-odds play.  I always had in my head that the odds were like 5000 to 1 against.  Unfortunately it looks like I was right. I hate it when that happens. Just … Continue reading

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Rejection #195: They’re coming fast now

Rejection number 195 came right on the heels of number 194.  Too fast for comfort. A nice long note for “Crazy,” another one of my valkyrie short stories, but a form letter for sure, because I’ve been rejected by this … Continue reading

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Rejection #194: Short answer

Rejection #194 (of my countdown to 200 short story rejections) was from a very established, high quality dark fiction outlet that I had only recently run across. A very short answer: “Thank you for sending “Faro,” but I decided not … Continue reading

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Rejection #193, and a Win

Rejection #193 arrived simultaneously with a Win.  Or at least a Place. I had entered “The Trillionaire” in a writing contest, with the modest entry fee going to an on-line charity.  After entering, I realized that I could enter a … Continue reading

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Waiting for that query letter to write itself

I’ve been patiently waiting for my query letter (for Ragnarök Willie) to write itself. Or at least edit itself.  The query letter, apparently, is even more stubborn than I am.  It refuses to move its words around so that it … Continue reading

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