Hobkin on the mend

Hobkin had plenty of appetite yesterday, which I found very reassuring. He ate most of his lunch, begged for a snack before dinner (which I gave him because I am a total softie), and scarfed down his whole dinner. He also went tearing around the house, stomping at shadows, so all appears to be well. I wish he didn’t have these bouts of upset tummy so often. It worries me.


Writing Stuff

Received my contrib. copies of June’s Realms of Fantasy. Yay!

Also received a very curt 31-day “we’ve decided not to accept it for publication” from Strange Horizons without even an invite to submit again. Ouch. That story really seems not to have gone over well with them. Well, foo.

3 more crits from Critters, bringing my total thus far to, um *counts on fingers* twenty. I’m so behind in thank you notes.

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13 Responses to Hobkin on the mend

  1. reudaly says:

    Me, too. He SEEMED to like the story, but not for SP#4, but alas, no invite to submit again. We’re in good company then!

  2. *cheers little Hobkin on*

  3. teratologist says:

    Glad to hear that Hobkin is feeling better!

    Quick question about Critters: I’ve been considering joining, but how big a time commitment do you find the reviewing to be?

    • britzkrieg says:

      Quick question about Critters: I’ve been considering joining, but how big a time commitment do you find the reviewing to be?

      Critters requires a little less than one critique per week, basically. The big downside of Critters is that you have to wait a long time for your story to come up for review. That’s not a problem in OWW (my other workshop), but you’re likely to get fewer crits there. My last Critters entry received 30 reviews (in one week).

    • Eugie Foster says:

      What said. To stay an active member in Critters, you need to critique one story for three out of four weeks. I think it’s well worth it. I’ve learned a lot not only from the critiques I get, but also from critting other people’s stuff. It also has the advantage over OWW of being free.

  4. davidlevine says:

    I’ve also found SH’s rejections exceptionally brusque and discouraging. I’ve been thinking of dropping a note about it, since I know he worries about that sort of thing.

  5. britzkrieg says:

    3 more crits from Critters, bringing my total thus far to, um *counts on fingers* twenty. I’m so behind in thank you notes.

    I’ve yet to read 14 of the reviews I received for my last Critters entry. There’s a such thing as too much of a good thing!

  6. Hooray! I’m glad Hobkin feels better!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Re: Critters

    Mr. T,
    I’ve only been with Critters for a couple of months, but I’m enjoying the experience. I ran the first couple chapters of my WIP through last week, and despite not knowing many folks in the network, received nine critiques, most of them worthwhile. My only frustration is that you are not allowed to run more work through until your work that’s in the queue has cleared. So, the next three chapters of Janus Watchers will not be critiqued until the end of May. Getting my entire novel through Critters may take longer than writing it!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous Above

    Oops, I’m not really anonymous, I just not a LiveJournal user. I am Anne Fitten Glenn, http://www.annefittenglenn.com. Best wishes, AF

  9. pyanfar says:

    yay for Hobkin!
    boo for Strange Horizons!
    ;o)

  10. blubchug says:

    Yay! Happy for Hobkin getting better :)

  11. keesa_renee says:

    Darn.

    I missed critting one of your stories? :glares:

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