Tor.com and other things

It’s getting closer! I’ve had serious writer’s block since returning to Australia 😦 It’s been almost two weeks and I think I’m just over my jet lag πŸ™‚ Finally. I’ve been constantly checking the Tor.com submission page to see where my book is at and the speed at which this is going is having me a bit concerned. Either they have a lot of people going through the stories or theyΒ had a lot of submissions that didn’t meet the criteria and are culling through them like a hot knife in butter.

I wonder what they are going to say about my story. Is it shit and needs to be tossed into a dumpster and set on fire? Or is the best thing they had ever read? There is no in-between! That being said, if it gets rejected I’ll do a few more drafts and then self-publish it.

Tomorrow I’m going back to Queensland to my parent’s place and they don’t have regular internet – by choice! They say they have no use it. Like what are you!? Anyway, maybe that can be a benefit for me seeing as though I haven’t written anything since returning. Maybe I can finish all those half done first drafts.

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Tor.com update

When I submitted to Tor.com they sent me a link to check on the status of my book. The queue at the time was over a year long 😦 But every few days I checked it and saw that it was slowly moving up the line and now it is this much closer πŸ™‚

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Submitted The Things We Do to Tor.com

I was planning on self-publishing The Things We Do sometime soon, but instead, I came across the Sci-fi Novella submission from Tor.com. I decided to give it a shot and send it in. I read somewhere on the site that it would take 6 months for a response, but when I sent it in, it listed the response time as just under a year!

Maybe I should have sent it in the moment the program opened. I found writing the cover letter a challenge, I hadn’t done that for years. But I did it πŸ™‚

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