August-- More queries for WENTZEL FARM went out this month. Four of the emails bounced. I couldn't find updated addresses.
Yesterday, I emailed six queries for SMOKE.
Haven't heard anything about my two short stories.
There is some good news...
First let me say, I'm superstitious about certain things. I don't have a problem with ladders and black cats, but I do have a problem posting actual titles of unpublished work on this blog. I stay with the 'working title'.
Announcing good news is another problem. Every time I receive a request for sample pages or the full manuscript I tell everyone I know, then, sure enough, the story gets rejected.
Famous Virgos [Aug. 23 - Sept. 22] who are writers:
Friedrich Hegal, Theodore Dreiser, Johann V. Goethe, Mary Godwin Shelley, William Saroyan, William Rice Burroughs, Antinon Artaud, Craig Claiborne, Edith Sitwell, Taylor Caldwell, Grace Metalious, O. Henry, D.H. Lawrence, Henry L. Menken, George Fenimore Cooper, Agatha Christie, Upton Sinclare, H.G. Wells, Stephen King
I've started the second draft of Book 2, FIRE [working title].
Book 3 will be written after I finish FALSE FACE.
Several months ago I submitted a full manuscript of Book 1 to a small press publisher. I've never heard back from them. Today I found out the company has gone completely digital, they're not accepting any submissions at this time, and the editor I sent the full to no longer works for them.