I was just looking back at my 2015 year in writing. It was a heck of a year, for a number of reasons. My short story collection Not Quite so Stories was accepted for publication (upcoming March 2016) by Literary Wanderlust. That automatically makes it a banner year. Some other things were slow though. I only had 7 short stories accepted, one of which didn’t end up getting published after all because the journal ended up folding before it could happen…so really 6. That makes 2015 my slowest short story year since 2010:
“The Inappropriate Name of the Faded Glory Product Line” published September 5, 2015 in issue 21 of of birdy.
“In the Dark” published July 16, 2015 in the Summer 2015 issue of The Lincoln Underground.
“To Kill a Mokkingbird II – Kill Harder by Ahrrper Leeeeee” published February 5, 2015 in Cease, Cows. Thanks to Jon Konrath for letting me use the title and inspiring the story.
Still, I’d be a rotten person if I complained about 6 (7) acceptances. Also had 6 book reviews appear various places:
Given all that’s gone on this year and all the stuff I’ve spent a lot of time working on that doesn’t have immediate results the way short stories do, I really can’t complain. You just keep writing and stay grateful for all the good stuff. There’s certainly plenty of that, particularly since I’d only ever had two short stories accepted prior to 2011. 2015 was still a heck of a writing year.