A True Cliché: It’s Darkest Before Dawn

As a writer, I often strive to avoid clichés. However, there are times when they are just necessary. The title of this blog post was one of them. I’ve gotten over 100 rejections since I started sending stories out to publishes, but last week, and the week before, the stream of rejections was more intense. ItContinue reading “A True Cliché: It’s Darkest Before Dawn”

Half-Awake Thoughts on Publishing Short Fiction

This morning, I woke up to two rejections. One was a form rejection from the Drabblecast for a flash piece called “The Largest Looser.” I just shrugged it off and started thinking about where to send it next. The flash story is hardly a month old been only been submitted to four places. I have plentyContinue reading “Half-Awake Thoughts on Publishing Short Fiction”

Two Peas in a Pod: The Writer and Antique Dealer

Two Peas in a Pod: The Writer and Antique Dealer By Sara Codair   My mom is an antique dealer, and has been since I was about three years old. She choose that line of work so she could have a flexible work schedule that allowed her to earn money without taking too much timeContinue reading “Two Peas in a Pod: The Writer and Antique Dealer”

Submission Talk: Multiple Flashes in one Document

Hello followers and fellow writers! Instead of a traditional post, today I have a question that I hope will propt a discussion in the comments section: When you come across publications whose guidelines say things like “Send up to three flashes in one document” or send “For flash fiction, please send three pieces, all pastedContinue reading “Submission Talk: Multiple Flashes in one Document”

Sunlight Filters through the Fog of Rejection

I know rejections are part of being a writer, but when they come in waves, they can be hard to take, especially when I know I gave 110% to a piece. Getting two stories on nonpaying e-zines boosted my confidence for a while, but the subsequent  slew of rejections from paying markets was starting toContinue reading “Sunlight Filters through the Fog of Rejection”

Adjunct and Writer

I write fiction, and I teach. That pretty much sums up my life during the school year. In the summer, I write even more and spend insane amounts of time outside. Being adjunct can be tough because I have drive a lot and don’t get benefits,  but I am fortunate enough to have a part-time tutoring job that adds someContinue reading “Adjunct and Writer”