Saturday, November 15, 2008

Not Much a Goin'

Not much happening here right now.

I'm still waiting to hear back from eight agents. If I don't get any hits then I have another ten to fifteen lined up for the next round.

I just sent my story A WHITE ROOM & TIME to the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 2. I can't seem to find a response time listed for that publication, but it's supposed to be out around July 2009, so I guess I'll know sometime before then.

I'm working on another short story, one that's been rolling around in my warped little noodle for some time. I don't know how long it'll be, yet--I'm only 1,000 words in--but I'm feeling good about the flow. It's a first person POV, which is hard for me. THE BARN was the only other first person POV that I've written that I felt was worth anything. I won't tell you what it's about, but my working title is THE SHALLOW GRAVE.

Not that original. I'll try to come up with something better when it's done.


Jamie Eyberg said...

Clockwork has a time frame of about three weeks, although I think they are done taking submissions now (as of this weekend, I believe) so it might be faster. It took them about 24 days to reject my short story but at least it was a nice rejection. Good luck

ink and beans said...

Exciting! I've been hoping to find a blog of a novelist who's currently experiencing his first exposure to the whole submission/rejection process with agents (and eventually, hopefully, publishers). I myself plan to be doing the same thing circa spring/summer of next year. Congratulations on coming this far, and hang tough! You're an inspiration.

Where in this blog can I find what your book is about?

- Jim

Blue Pens? Or Black Pens? Take my poll!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Okay so I have now had two stories not accepted by Clockwork, but at least both stories got some really nice rejection letters. Are you still in the running?

Gabriel said...

Nope. I'm out. They rejected me a couple of days ago. I just haven't had time to post about it.

The rejection letter was nice, though.