Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Six month round-up

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.


Cate Gardner said...

Eek! I'm staying away from my resolutions for now. Congrats on all you've so far achieved this year.

Oh and, flash stories count.

K.C. Shaw said...

I figure they count if they sell. So I guess one counts so far. :)

Camille Alexa said...

Two fulls? Nice!

K.C. Shaw said...

The fulls are the same ones that have been pending since last year. One of them technically isn't a requested full--it's a small publisher who wanted the entire ms sent with the initial contact, but I did receive an email a few weeks ago (in response to my query) that it's passed two readers and is with an editor for a full read.

The other one is a Big Publisher; the editor said three months ago that she hadn't gotten around to reading my full yet (after five months), but that she expected to get to it soon! I'm just hoping that no news means that she has read it and has passed it on to someone else for a second read.