Friday, July 3, 2009

Did I Do That?

So mere hours after I received a rejection from GUD the other day, they closed to submissions. Coincidence? A part of me wonders if they took the quality of my submission as a sign to close their doors for the time being. Oops.

On the writing front, Ground Zero, my Vermin story is complete. Yay! Only...there's a problem. It's waaaay too long. The other day I was at about 3.5 thousand words and confident that I'd have it wrapped up by 5k. Then 5k came and went and the story wasn't complete. Then 6k came and went. The same with 7k. sigh As it is now, the bloody thing is 8200 words long. The word limit is 7500. Chopping is in order. Since I'd prefer it to be even shorter than 7.5k, serious chopping is in order. However, that comes tomorrow. After my writing marathon this afternoon (1800 words! woo hoo) and then watching the Friday the 13th remake tonight, I think it's time to unwind with a good book from Richard Laymon.

Oh, my latest Tweet story went up today at Tweet the Meat. Check it out.


Catherine J Gardner said...

Your tweet - LOL!

It's not you, it's the multiple submissions I've sent to Gud over the past 2 months.

Benjamin Solah said...

It's so annoying when stories are too long for a short story and too short for a novel.

Markets for novellas and novelettes are so slim.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Great story! : )

Alan W. Davidson said...

Wow, perhaps you could send some of that productivity over here.

Merc said...

I sometimes wonder if I kill markets by submitting. I think I'm up to three or four markets doing dead after I subbed something.

I'd be flattered at my death-subs except, well. It sucks when mags I like close. :P

Luck trimming the short down to size!


Danielle Ferries said...

It's always painful trying to cut words from a story you've lovingly created. Hope you can manage to cut it down a bit. Loved the story too.

K.C. Shaw said...

Congrats for finishing the Vermin story! You can chop it down and condense it, I know you can. Hey, I cut a story down from 6,300 words to 3,900 the other day, so I feel for you.

BT said...

Sorry, buddy - I'm refusing to have anything to do with Twitter.

Glad to hear the muse is firing on all cylinders though. Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

GUD just rejected me, too, but at least I made it past two readers first. I say. Bitterly.

*grumble grumble*

I'm also hecka jealous of your writing marathons!!! Enough so that I originally wrote "marathongs". Freud will have my hide.