50 videos for The Braved already! [55]

Fortnightly update 55: 03.01.2021 to 16.01.2022

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Short fiction

I’m currently submitting short fiction, mostly flash fiction and short stories, to online magazines and such for publication. This fortnight’s good news: I scored my first story rejection of 2022. This fortnight’s bad news: it was a rejection by default, with no rejection letter. I HATE those more than anything. Is a form rejection too much to ask for? Oh well. I fired the story straight off to another publication. I also drafted a new story for a folk fiction contest, which I’m mega keen to enter this coming fortnight!

Here are this fortnight’s stats:

Submissions: 1
Pending: 5
Rejections: 1
Acceptances: 0
Rejections 2022: 1

Frontier Media

I write scripts for Frontier Media, a media production company specialising in YouTube. Our two largest channels are The Front and Geetsly’s, and while I’ve written a little for Geetsly’s in the past, I mostly write for The Front and our new, smaller channel The Braved. Five of my videos went up this fortnight, including my 50th for The Braved. Our little channel isn’t so little anymore!

And here are my total stats:

Videos for The Front: 116
Videos for The Braved: 50

Conclusion

The new year has been a bit hazy; I’m still in that grey area between holidays and work, but slowly I’m getting back on track with my projects, of which there are probably too many! My podcast is ALMOST ready to go; we’re just waiting on the logo. It also looks like I’m going to be collaborating with Chad Gerber again to help him with his scripts for an upcoming YouTube channel of his, as well. Then there’s my grandad’s memoir. It’s written, but it turns out self-publishing isn’t so straight-forward as I anticipated. I can’t wait to share more about all this, and more, in the coming weeks.

For now, thanks for reading ❤

An acceptance and way too much MTG [54]

Fortnightly update 54: 20.12.2021 to 02.01.2022

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I know I’m a day late with this one, but that’s just ’cause I’m still rocked from NYE. Forgive me.

Short fiction

I’m currently submitting short fiction, mostly flash fiction and short stories, to online magazines and such for publication. I got some BIG news this fortnight, with a story acceptance from PseudoPod, one of the best horror podcasts around. It was a flash fiction piece, about 500 words, and was one of those stories that just worked. I can’t wait to hear it narrated on the podcast, and I’ll be sure to share it here when it’s up. I also scored a pair of lovely rejections this fortnight and decided to take those two stories out of rotation. I can do better. Also, I can now begin with my 2022 goal of scoring 100 story rejections. Wish me luck!

Here are this fortnight’s stats:

Submissions: 0
Pending: 5
Rejections: 2
Acceptances: 1
Rejections 2022: 0

Frontier Media

I write scripts for Frontier Media, a media production company specialising in YouTube. Our two largest channels are The Front and Geetsly’s, and while I’ve written a little for Geetsly’s in the past, I mostly write for The Front and our new, smaller channel The Braved. Two of my videos went up this fortnight.

And here are my total stats:

Videos for The Front: 113
Videos for The Braved: 48

Conclusion

I’m super proud of this fortnight’s efforts. Not because I put out a lot of work, but because I managed to stay away from my work for a couple of weeks. I’m sure many writers and creatives empathise with this. And I actually had a blast, seeing friends and family and playing hours and hours of Magic: The Gathering (EDH, of course). Now, if I’m to get any work done this year, I need to set my cards aside for weekend use only.

Speaking of this year, I’m planning for a big one. You’ll hear all about it right here, so stay tuned.

Happy new year, friends!

Tying ribbons [53]

Fortnightly update 53: 06.12.2021 to 19.12.2021

In this blog series, I share my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs (and failures) as a writer. Despite all the ups and downs, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Short fiction

I’m currently submitting short fiction, mostly flash fiction and short stories, to online magazines and such for publication. It was overall a pretty damn slow fortnight. Most of my energy went into the new Macedonian folk horror story I mentioned last fortnight as well as my grandad’s memoir and mastering my podcast, Spinning Yarns with Nick & Paddy. I’m hoping to really pick up my short fiction writing in 2022, drafting at least one story every fortnight.

Here are this fortnight’s stats:

Submissions: 1
Pending: 7
Rejections: 1
Acceptances: 0
Rejections 2021 (from June 8th): 26

Grandad’s memoir

So I finalised my grandad’s memoir this fortnight. It sounds great, I think, and is relatively short (around 7,300 words). I now have to figure out how to turn it into an ebook and print it as well. This is probably a good skill to have anyway, so I’m up for the challenge. I’m hoping to put a link to the memoir, titled Turje: A Ghost Town, up here by February or March. It will be free for all to enjoy.

Frontier Media

I write scripts for Frontier Media, a media production company specialising in YouTube. Our two largest channels are The Front and Geetsly’s, and while I’ve written a little for Geetsly’s in the past, I mostly write for The Front and our new, smaller channel The Braved. Three of my videos went up this fortnight. It was great writing about a couple of Aussie stories!

And here are my total stats:

Videos for The Front: 113
Videos for The Braved: 46

Conclusion

This fortnight (as I’m sure it was for many) was all about tying off loose ends and setting up goals for 2022. I’m a little dissapointed with my Twitter activity (I wrote no vss), and this is something I’d like to rectify next year.

In other news, I joined a couple of book clubs, and it has been an absolute blast. I’m meeting people and reading books I would otherwise never meet and read.

Anyways, thanks for reading, and have a safe and happy holidays.

Much love ❤

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