September 2012: The Month in Review

September wasn’t a great writing month.  I didn’t finish a single story.  I had one story published, and I sold one story.  I have one novel and just over 30 stories submitted, and a handful that I need to send back out.  Two of my submissions are shortlisted.  My longest wait time is up to 341 days.  

I felt strange all month–not depressed, exactly, but I couldn’t focus on writing, and all of the rejections got to me a little more than usual.  I need to remember that even my worst month in 2012 was better than my best month in 2011.  I’m still moving forward, even if it’s not as quickly as I want.  

I’m hoping October will be better.  In fact, I know it will because I have already got two stories almost ready to type up.  I’m hoping to finish my remaining One Revolution stories so I can get the book printed before the end of the year.  

About Jamie

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cats. She has over 160 short fiction credits, and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Escape Pod. She has a novella and two short story collections available from Air and Nothingness Press. In addition to writing, she spends her time reading, playing tabletop RPGs, baking, and hiking. You can find her online at

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