Writing Update for September: A Story Acceptance

The short writing update for this month starts with some exciting news!

Astounding Stories

Story Acceptance
The big news this month: My story Breakpoint will appear in Kyanite PressNovember issue. I’ve tried for awhile to get this story picked up and I’m glad it’s finally seeing the light of day.

It’s a science fiction story set in a future world that has recovered from a devastating conflict, but at a horrible price. It also has a thread about reclaimed memories–but that’s enough for now! For the rest…You’ll have check it out yourself.

So, please stop by Kyanite, pick up a copy and tell a friend. The issue should drop November 1.


The Writing
Had some vacation this month and lost a little time, but overall I’m still making progress. The word count is a little off, but that’s OK. I have had a lot of non-writing/life stuff that’s torn me away from it. You know the usual suspects: work, work and work.

Also, to be honest, I have been a bit low energy lately and I want to turn to the stuff I’m writing with lots of energy and fired up and ready to go. So, instead of forcing it and having stuff turn out a bit flat, I’d rather wait, re-energize and then hit it. So, that’s where I’m at. That being said, I made some progress this month:

Total Word Count: 1,169 words so far.

The Submissions
Submissions are pretty status quo. Why? I’m waiting to hear back on a speculative fiction story which is at a market that doesn’t accept simultaneous submissions. So, it will stay there until it’s rejected/accepted. No word yet.

Then, there’s the literary fiction story (The Number Thief). I was waiting for the Literary fiction-style mags to open up around Sept. 1 to send it along. Now it’s September and I have to find an afternoon where I can sit down and send it off to a couple of them. But I haven’t had a chance to do it yet! So, there you have it.

Total Submissions this Month: 0 [This may change, I will update you!]

Total Stories Out (includes same story out to different markets): 3

Acceptances: 1 …Huzzah!

Rejections: 0

Whew! That’s the short, sweet update. Great to see another story published. If you want to see more day-by-day updates on that story, make sure to follow me on Twitter: @DariusJonesWrit.

See you next time!


4 thoughts on “Writing Update for September: A Story Acceptance

  1. Great News!
    More will be coming.


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