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jeffsoesbe
12 May 2016 @ 12:16 pm
"My Mother's Banshee" came back from Shimmer with a "no".

At least they didn't say "you might go read our latest issue" like they did last time (when I sent "No Picnic" which I was pretty sure was not really their style of story).

And now I'm a little stuck on where to send "My Mother's Banshee" next. It's flash, so that does create some limits. Some places I could send it already have a story submitted.

Looks like I need to expand my scope of where to send stories, especially with respect to non-SFWA-qualifying (aka "semi-pro") markets. Time to hit Duotrope and/or Ralan and/or Calls For Submission Facebook group and/or "where other people have sent stories".

- yeff
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jeffsoesbe
08 May 2016 @ 12:01 pm
  • Sat, 16:07: Watching _Godzilla v Mecha-Godzilla 3_ Confused about who to root for...
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jeffsoesbe
06 May 2016 @ 11:20 pm
  • Fri, 11:17: Slow work on V&V this morning - slow crawl through the story, trying to get a grip on it.
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jeffsoesbe
05 May 2016 @ 12:01 pm
  • Thu, 07:40: A story submission comes back "no". A story goes out to another place. That is the way it works for a story. ("Stories out" count is at 7)
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jeffsoesbe
"My Mother's Banshee" got a "no" from Apex Magazine. It seemed like a "standard no".

It went back out, to Shimmer.

The "Race Count" (how many stories are out in submission) is at 7 (seven):
- "Padre" (at Third Order, and I need to query them)
- "Green Tears on Black Velvet" (at Escape Pod, as a reprint)
- "The Dybbuk's Moll" (at Andromeda Spaceways)
- "Once We Were Buddies" (at Strange Horizons)
- "No Picnic" (at Abyss & Apex)
- "A Mind of Its Own" (at AE Sci Fi)
- "My Mother's Banshee" (at Shimmer)

Good luck, stories!

- yeff
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jeffsoesbe
02 May 2016 @ 12:02 pm
  • Mon, 10:57: Did not get going on story rewrite this morning. I think I'm scared of this story...
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jeffsoesbe
30 April 2016 @ 12:02 pm
  • Fri, 16:54: Have the Friday afternoon Jon-Snow-feeling after a set of long sprint and design meetings : "I know nothing".
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jeffsoesbe
29 April 2016 @ 12:02 pm
  • Thu, 16:02: (paraphrase) If a man and a raptor have sex, it's erotica; if they have sex in outer space, it's science fiction!
  • Fri, 07:39: Letting the Interwebz keep me from writing. Bad writer! (In my defense, the story is a tough one)
  • Fri, 07:40: Who knew I'd see a day where the Internetz are full of discussion about dinosaur butt sex?
  • Fri, 07:49: Well, it is the Internet after all.
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jeffsoesbe
29 April 2016 @ 07:44 am
Sitting in coffee shop, waiting for the copy shop to open. Should be writing, but poking around the internet. Internet is full of discussion of dinosaur butt sex. This is a unique morning.

Still tired after playing Australian Rules Football last night. And it's Friday. Double low energy.

"Voice and the Void", the current story I want to rewrite, is a tough one. There's emotional depth there, and I want to add more. Not ready to climb the hill.

And that's the morning! Time to go pick up the copies for Sunday's math contest.

"Voice and the Void" rewrite will wait for another day.

- yeff
 
 
jeffsoesbe
28 April 2016 @ 12:03 pm
  • Wed, 20:08: Time to revive the Writer Twitter Account! This will be for writing / SF related tweets...
  • Wed, 20:09: The spirit of Ronald Reagan speaks out on Hugo Awards 2016: "There you go again..."
  • Wed, 20:09: Hugo Awards Procedure: Read the nominees, rank in preference order, use "No Award" between what I do and don't want to give a Hugo to.
  • Wed, 20:10: That "My Little Pony" episode better be Really Really Good.
  • Wed, 20:10: My Hugo Awards Prediction: E Pluribus Hugo motion is passed with huge numbers at Worldcon 2016.
  • Wed, 20:10: There's a "Rabid is to Sad as Donald Trump is to Right-Wing Republicans" extended comparison to be made, at some time, if one has time ...
  • Wed, 21:00: Well, pretty much reconstructed my SciFi and writing following list from @yeff over here. Not too painful of a process..
  • Wed, 22:13: ENJOYED: WIRED Geek Guide to Galaxy podcast #199. @davebarrkirtley @MMSnodgrass @AndrewLiptak on THE MAGICIANS! https://t.co/lx5w81UCtp
  • Wed, 22:14: IMO, WIRED Geek's Guide to Galaxy (see prev post) and Rocket Talk (https://t.co/gLeuipYDZI) are both very-Hugo-worthy podcasts.
  • Wed, 22:19: It's only Day 2 of #hugos2016, and I'm already exhausted of the whole "troll the @TheHugoAwards" thing. Must register and vote, tho!
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