I just realized we're halfway through the year. Oh geez. I don't think I've met any of my new year's resolutions yet.
Here were my resolutions. Let's see how I'm doing with them:
Sell a novel or novella
Make my first pro sale
Make at least four other sales
Write two novellas and a novel
Write at least four short stories
Finish revisions for Stag in Balance and Jack of All Trades
Finish writing Stag in Velvet
Okay, it's not as bad as I thought. No novel/novella sales, no pro sales, but I've sold four stories. I've written no novellas or novels but I did finish revisions for Jack of All Trades, and revisions for Stag in Balance (now titled Stag at Bay) only need minor tinkering. And I'll have Stag in Velvet finished in a few days. Oh, and I've written nine stories, although some of those are flash pieces and I don't really think they count.
For June alone, I sent out six submissions and received three rejections and no acceptances. I have twelve stories/novels out right now and Duotrope has six of them listed as red. Two of those are novels (both requested fulls), two are stories being held for further consideration. I am getting impatient, editors.