ROW80-3 Wk 3, rpt 2

After an all out push on Saturday, I’m thrilled to report that draft 1 of my superhero novella is complete. Now to finish editing, write the synopsis, get a couple of betas through it and submit.

No editing of the other two manuscripts this week, though I finally checked off one outstanding beta read.  One more to go.  Those aren’t goals this round, more like carryovers from ROW80 round 2, to my eternal shame.

Got one short story rejection (which I expected) but promptly put my story back out there by subbing to another publisher.  I actually think it is a better fit with this second publisher.  We’ll see.  Their rejection rate is fairly high too, but nothing like the one I subbed to last weekend.  Technically it’s still being evaluated by the small indie publisher I originally wrote it for way back in March.  After waiting nearly 100 days longer than what that publisher advertised on Duotrope and minimal communication as to progress, I thought it was time to move on.  I logged it as a “no response” in my tracker, which is very disappointing.  One of my writing groups colleagues did finally get a rejection a couple of days ago. She let them know she would not be submitting to them ever again.  Sad and definitely a lose-lose there because she’s a super-duper talented, multi-published author with her debut novel coming out in a few months.  Another one from my writing group withdrew her piece.  //heavy sigh//  The quest to publication can be so tiresome sometimes.

My cumulative statistics are on my ROW80-3 page.

The Linky site lists other participants’ progress reports.  Give them some encouragement too.

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9 thoughts on “ROW80-3 Wk 3, rpt 2

  1. Great news on the superhero novella, Claire.

    That’s really depressing news about the indie publisher and it’s lack of communication, interest, and all the rest. It sounds like there is no there there; shame on them. Good on you for just pressing on!

    Have a great week; celebrate the first draft; you deserve it!

    • Thanks, Nancy! Yeah the indie biz is depressing. I mean writers really really want to be published, but we want to be given some consideration too, especially given how many publishers say “no sim subs”. Hope your ROW80 is going well too.

  2. Congrats on finishing the first draft. It’s nice to get the story out on paper.
    Good luck with your short story. Hope this time they’ll answer you and soon. Oh, and of course positively. 😀

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