Monday, November 9, 2015

They like it, they really like it!

I got another e-mail today from the editors of the Women in Horror Annual.  They like the changes I made to my short story, didn't ask me to make any more, and the publication date is set for February 2016!  

This is so exciting for me, and I plan to keep the momentum going.  I'm currently working on two more stories (one about a romance between a necromancer and a vampire, and one with a werewolf theme), and finished a non-horror one a few weeks ago that I needed to write, for various reasons.  And I still haven't heard back about the first one I submitted to a different online journal.  

Do you have a creative outlet that excites and inspires you?  If so, please share it!


11 comments:

  1. Great work!

    I sew and write, although I often feel unconfident about my efforts, but don't we all!

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    1. Oh, I love sewing, too! My favs are needlepoint, embroidery and crocheting. I consider crocheting and knitting to be 'needle arts', so they come under sewing in my little black book. My mom also taught me to sew clothes, but I'm not nearly as good as she was! I think that it doesn't matter how "good" our efforts are or are not, we don't fail at anything unless we don't try. So congrats on your work! :-)

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  2. Congratulations, on the offer it sounds v. promising.

    My creative outlet is sewing and any crafts, at the moment I enjoying salt dough decor. Blogging when I am in the mood.

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    1. Thank you!

      Ooh, what is salt dough decor??? Sounds interesting, I'd like to hear about it!

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  3. Awww, that's wonderful news, Lucretia! Keep it up and you'll be publishing a book of your short stories, just like Nightwind! :)

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    1. Thanks! I wish... maybe someday. :-)

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  4. Congratulations Lucretia! You're having better luck than I am at the moment. I recently pitched a story to a publisher, and was asked to submit it. They liked the story but needed nearly 2,000 more words to meet their guidelines. The editor didn't tell me about this when I mentioned how many words the story contained. Then, they wanted me to do something else with the main character at the end. I decided against making the requested changes. It just wouldn't be the same story anymore.

    Good luck with your writing!

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    1. Thank you! :-)

      Well, that just SUCKS! It's one thing if they just want you to make it longer, although I can see that might be a problem; it worked for me on the other story I submitted, but it wouldn't always. But asking you to change the ending like that is just lame. It's your story, not theirs! Good luck finding another publisher, I'm sure you will. :-)

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