Saturday, September 6, 2008

Computer Story Done

Just put the lid on my first draft of a short (3.2k) story about robots and dementia. Kind of a first, its the first time I've written a story and didn't have a title in mind. I still don't know what to call it...I kind of changed gears halfway through and may end up doing some major changes when I go back and read it this week. I started out more sci-fi/thriller, but as I explored the main character, he ended up being less of a neurotic prick, and kind of a sad guy, so i ran with that. It's another weird mix of speculative and more traditional lit fiction, not sure where to send it. Probably someone more interested in genre work...not sure if anyone else would want it.

Speaking of lit fiction...still have a story with Glimmer Train. I think I'm pretty well outgunned there...I have their current edition, and it seems to be lit professors and experienced authors. But, what the hell. Until I hear back from Glimmer Train, I'm 1 for 1.

Time for bed.


Jamie Eyberg said...

I have a story out with the Train as well. I have gotten good feedback from the rejection I have gotten on that story so I am curious to see how it does in that market. 1 for 1 is quite a record. I am happy to have about 1/3 of the stories I have had written accepted with many rejections in-between. Good luck and remember that the national average for a writer is 3% acceptance.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Yeah, I anticipate getting pounded on while I hone my skills and figure out the markets. I'll probably frame my copy of Niteblade to keep my spirits up until I get another nibble...

Feels really good to be writing again, though, win or lose.

Good luck with Glimmer, let me know how it goes. Did you do a contest or a regular sub?