Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Month of Sorrows

So January is over. I now have two reasons to hate the month. First, it was in January that my dog Dusty unexpectedly fell ill and died two years ago. He was only five. Of course the second reason is my recent computer crash. So bring on February, even if it is the month in which I will turn forty. January's stats are a follows: six rejections and two acceptances. My micro piece Order Up is now online at Micro 100.

I worked on Deadliest Cachalot more last night and today. Again, I have kept to a rather languid pace. Still, this rewrite should be complete by tomorrow or Monday night. Then I'll let it sit a day or two before revising. Of course, I did the same thing last time and never got the chance to revise. This time I am prepared: all my important files are now on a flash drive.

Perusing Duotrope earlier today, I saw a new listing for the Hideous Evermore Anthology. Creature themed horror? Now this sounds like something I can really get into. I've already got numerous ideas bouncing around. As for existing stories, A Cause For Celebration, my twice rejected zombieless zombie story, got sent off again today. Here's hoping that the third time is the charm.


Catherine J Gardner said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for a fantastic February.

Aaron Polson said...

February has to be better. Here's to no crashes, and plenty of good writing for the remainder of 2009.

Jamie Eyberg said...

February is going to rock. Now, off to read a story at micro 100.

K.C. Shaw said...

Oh, excellent little story! Not at all what I expected, and very funny too. :) Good luck for February!