I've been in limbo searching for an idea for a blog post, so I did an inventory of my writing instead. This is where I'm at:-
My novel Dream Keeper is now available in multi-format ebook through Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble Nook Store, Apple istore and Google ebooks. Dream Keeper is being represented at international book expos.
Novel manuscripts submitted = 2
Short stories accepted and being published in September = 2
Short stories submitted AKA 'playing the waiting game' = 105. (mind boggling)
Short stories in the drafting process = 4
Article accepted and being published in September = 1
Entered short story in FableCroft anthology competition. (fingers crossed)
Received an email requesting I cut the word count of 3 short stories and resubmit. (This is hopeful.)
When I consider the ratio of stories submitted to the ones accepted, that becomes a scary thought to me. Recently my ratio rate was one in nine stories accepted and the editor's comment was, 'It's actually a pretty good success rate!' Makes you sit back and think doesn't it? I figure to improve on that ratio I've got to write more, revise and tighten up rejected stories to ensure they're the best I can make them be ... and never ever give up!