As much as one wishes for imagination to rule the writing of fiction, reality must at times take over. I've had a good run in the weekly Write 1 Sub 1 experiment (see post below), but now it's over for the year. With the new teaching semester imminent, it's time to switch to the more humble goal of one short story submission per month. And so, my new badge:
Curious to report: Sending out at least a story per week has significantly decreased my rate of acceptances. On the other hand, I've been much more courageous in the kinds of things I'll try to write, so that's very positive, and would explain a lot of the rejections.
I'll have to mull over exactly what I've learned over the past few months as I decide whether to increase my sub pace again next summer. Until then, we re-balance, as all healthy creatures must.
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