March: In which targets we’re forgotten

Wow what a month. We all had RSV for two weeks. I saw Hamilton in Brisbane (it lived up to the hype). We saw penguins in Tasmania (and a platypus too). And I started working on the education writing commission I mentioned last month. In the whirlwind my pitching and submission targets dropped off, but things are still looking up.


Pitches and follow-ups sent: 0

Letters of Introduction sent: 0

Rejections: 0

Commissions: 0

Projects completed: 1

Money made: $0

I told you my numbers dropped this month didn’t I. Let’s call March a write off in terms of targets.

I did achieve some things however… I completed the first draft of one of the children’s readers I’ve been commissioned to write. So far it’s been a super enjoyable process and I’ve just received the revisions to work on this week. I have two more to write and am very excited to add these to my portfolio and pursue more projects like this.


Stories written: 2

Stories edited: 1

Stories submitted: 1

Stories rejected: 4

Stories published: 0

Money made: $0

I’m still riding the short story rejection train and have fallen into an interesting pattern of receiving them while I’m away.

I’ve received some helpful feedback alongside these rejections and so, in April, I will focus on revisions rather than jumping back onto submissions right away.

I have some new stories too that need reworking and then the plan is to send them to a critique service for feedback before submitting

While in Tasmania I had a lot of fun exploring with my son. This inspired a few ideas for picture books that I plan to work on in the coming weeks as well.

How was your March?

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