Over the Memorial Day weekend, I received news on three of my short stories.
First, a story I entered into a Women on Writing contest, didn't place, but I got my evaluation back and received a 13 of a possible 15 points in rating, so I'm pretty happy with that. Jeanette, that was for Adrift - I'll send you the evaluation, because I think you'll find it interesting.
Another short story was rejected by a magazine, but according to Duotrope's Digest (my new favorite website), that magazine accepts less than 5% of submissions, so it was a long-shot anyway. What makes me feel good about this one is that most of the reported rejections (on Duotrope) from that market are rejected within 7 days. They had my story for more than 30, which makes me think that perhaps they were considering it.
And finally... drumroll, please... I had a short story accepted to the Cynic Online Magazine! Yay! This one was my last assignment for the free writing class I took at the beginning of the year. It'll be posted in their July 1st issue. I'll link to it when it's published.
I have two other submissions out right now, and I'll rework and then submit Adrift and the other story that was rejected. Oh, yeah, and I entered the newest Women on Writing contest as well - so that's another story out there.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
In other news, the edit on my novel In the Shadow of Olympus is coming along well. I have an electronic post-it note on my desktop saying it needs to be ready to send to readers by August 16th (Brian's birthday). So that gives me a solid goal to work toward. I've been editing one to two chapters a week (going over each chapter three times). When I get that edit done, I'll do another read-through and make any further changes. Then I'll be looking for people to read it for me and give their opinions/critiques.
Oh, and I made a title change to that one, it's now called Breather.
Okay, that's all. I'll update when I have more news.