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Rejections and Dejections – January

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Rejections and Dejections GraphThis month I’ve been taking it easy. Literally  – I’ve been spending time with family, eating good food and swimming.

I’ve also been bad at keeping track of my work, thus the “completed” words are more than the “new words”.

Fiction

  • New words of fiction: 3 500(that too low – lazy keeping track)
  • Completed stories: 2
  • Completed words: 5 200
  • Submissions: 5
  • Rejections: 5
  • Sales: 0
  • Published stories: 2 (Yay! My stories in Daily SF and Nature are out!)

Well, I’ve been all right with taking it easy. One has to have vacation periods as well. And the two stories I completed I’m very happy with. Hopefully there will be some sales soon, but I’m not stressing it.

I’ve got a few queries to send out, both to magazines that accepted my stories but that I didn’t hear from after that, and from magazines that haven’t replied. That will add a few more responses next month.

Non-fiction

  • 1 650 new words.
  • 2 new blog posts.

I’ve been eating into my buffer, which is at an uncomfortable 2 (and that’s not online yet, I’ve got to edit and post them), and I’ve got to do something about that. I haven’t done much with my side project either. But hey, vacation!

Game Design

  • New prototypes: 2
  • Playtests: 0

Ok, I’ve come up with two new prototypes this month, which is a lot more than I’ve been doing the last months. Now all I need to do is playtest them and see if there’s anything there that will work.

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3 comments

  • Hi Filip,
    I’m a long time lurker. Please accept this minor editting comment in the spirit it is intended.

    Being old, I found it very hard to read the section “Fiction”. I could see the bit that said ‘Rejections’ just fine. But below that, was a bit that said: ‘Published Stories’ that was very hard to read. Please could you make that line into a bigger font, say about 15000 point text. Also print it out and put it on the wall in your Den, in case I ever come round and visit you.

    Seriously, Congratulations! I enjoyed “There is a Beep!”. It read like a time travel film that I’d enjoyed and couldn’t remember the name of, and then went into a bar and heard a beep.

    Thank you for the blog,
    Narla

    • Filip Wiltgren

      Hi Narla,

      Thanks for the comments. I’m not that great with WordPress themes but I’ll try to tinker with it and see if I can make it more readable.

      • Filip Wiltgren

        … And if the site becomes “temporarily unavailable” you’ll know that I tried 😀

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