Friday, August 29, 2014

Forty-one

I finished and submitted my forty-first short story of the year, a 2,700-word confession I started writing in July 2005.

Monday, August 25, 2014

31

I received my 31st acceptance of the year today. This one's for the essay I submitted Saturday.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Essay

I completed and submitted a short essay today. I don't count and track these the way I do short stories, but I think it's my second of the year.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Forty

I finished and submitted my fortieth short story of the year this evening, a 3,800-word confession.

Last year I was not as productive as I strive to be, only producing forty short stories the entire year. With this story I have matched last year's total output, and I've exceeded last year's total word count by 500 words.

My goal each year is to receive 52 acceptances (an average of one each week), and most years I have to produce slightly more than 52 stories to achieve that goal. As August winds down, I seem to be on track with both production and sales.

Published

My story "Becoming a Survivor" appears in the October issue of True Story.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

29

Another acceptance arrived a few minutes ago, my 29th of the year.

27, 28

I woke this morning to find two acceptances awaiting me, both for an erotica anthology to be published in England.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Published

My short romance "The Thief of Hearts" appears in the August 21 issue of the Australian magazine That's Life! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Published

My story "Moon Doggie and the Nightsurfers at Hammerhead Beach," an erotic story about gay surfing vampires, appears in the just-published anthology Until the Sun Rises.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Published

My story "Seed," scheduled for publication in the anthology Fifty Shades of Green, has been released as a stand-alone short story for Kindle. Check it out here.

Thirty-nine

I finished and submitted my thirty-ninth short story this morning, a 2,400-word bit of crime fiction.

I met an editor at ArmadilloCon a few weeks ago and he asked if I'd send something his direction. This story is the result.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirty-eight

I finished and submitted my thirty-sixth, thirty-seventh, and thirty-eighth stories of the year this evening. All were Christmas confessions.

26

I received my 26th acceptance of the year this morning, this time for a confession.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Radio Interview

Yesterday, I was interviewed on a radio program. The interview was recorded and is now available here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/attunemagazineradio/2014/07/31/personal-empowerment-with-michael-bracken

I've not yet listened to it, so I've no idea how well I did, but it certainly was fun.