March was an excellent month for me. I sold three new stories (to Nature, Nine, and-just yesterday- to Every Day Fiction), wrote a lot of words I’m happy with, and kept up with my submission, aggressively getting my steadily-increasing inventory of short fiction out there. The three-month mark seemed like a good time to look over my statistics, and this is what my spreadsheet tells me:
Stories on submission currently (including reprints): 19
Stories still on submission from 2011: 2 (both reprints)
Stories waiting to be re-submitted: 3
Total inventory of original finished but unsold short stories: 17
Total stories sold in 2012: 6 (3 of which were submitted in 2012, the rest in late 2011)
Total 2012 submissions: 73
April is looking to be the month where a huge chunk of my previously sold stories will finally see the light of day. By my estimation as many as seven of my ‘forthcoming’ stories will go live in the next month. I can’t wait for everyone to read some of them, especially “A Shard Glows in Brooklyn” which is forthcoming in the second issue of Buzzy Magazine.
Looking forward to your new releases, and well done on meeting and beating your March W1S1 goals. 3 months down, 9 more to go!
I’m inspired, what great stats! Interested to hear how the Nine publication works out.
I’m eager to see how well “Nine” sells as well. I like their business model a lot and hope it pans out.
Congratulations on meeting your W1S1 goal. This year I finally figured out that there are a lot of markets out there and I have a lot of old stories that should be out trying to earn a living.
Well done, Alex. I’m a rather aggressive subber myself, but I’ve fallen off the wagon last month. Your post has inspired me.
Excellent! Keep it up.