I’m still writing and targeting Pro markets, with an eye towards getting my SFWA membership. But I’m starting to wonder if I should start looking at the Semi-Pros as well. I’ve sent a few stories off to markets that don’t pay professional rates and they’ve been more likely to provide feedback for their rejections. I know, complaining about form rejections was old when Mark Twain was doing it. Still, writers live off of feedback. Which is why finding a good writer’s group is so useful.
In fact, the Cloudslingers really helped me out with the last story I submitted to them. They gave me some good ideas to improve my ending, and endings are always hard for me.
Smooth Running edits are coming along. It’s not quite as time-consuming as I’d feared, though finding time to actually edit or write has been tough, work has been keeping me late. I may need to rejoin the ‘5 AM Club’ and start getting up and working early. That’s all for now. I’m going to send out another couple of stories tonight after work. Fingers crossed….