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jrderego
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« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2007, 08:18:39 PM »

Submitted "Burden of Bushido: Emerald Treasure of the Thuggee Assassins" to Paradox magazine (who will reject it in about 3 weeks).

Resurrected "Union Dues: Tabula Rasa". Let's see if I can get this one to a satisfactory end.

Recorded 4 commentaries for The Writing Show.
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« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2007, 04:07:39 PM »

How do you find time to write so much?  Are you just really fast?

Between the job, the family, and looking for a better job, I have a hard time snatching an hour here and there, and a productive writing session usually requires at least two hours: Got to get in the groove, you know?
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jrderego
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« Reply #42 on: August 13, 2007, 04:14:52 PM »

How do you find time to write so much?  Are you just really fast?

Between the job, the family, and looking for a better job, I have a hard time snatching an hour here and there, and a productive writing session usually requires at least two hours: Got to get in the groove, you know?


I am a telecommuter so I write during my lunch hours, sometimes a little longer than that (if I am in the groove). I write after Cindy and the kids go to bed, sometimes I write before they get up. I have a writer's job, I create and edit telecommunications training materials, so I am always working on the "craft" of writing even if I am not writing fiction for 45 hours a week. Plus, I have a stunningly tenacious work ethic.

I schedule writing time (usually 3 hours) on Saturday, though with Cindy working weekends it's been hard to do that and I've moved it mostly to late nights.

I spend a very long time thinking about what I am writing so that when I sit down to work on it I am already in the groove.

Plus, I type well over 60 words per minute.
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« Reply #43 on: August 13, 2007, 04:18:40 PM »

How do you find time to write so much?  Are you just really fast?

Between the job, the family, and looking for a better job, I have a hard time snatching an hour here and there, and a productive writing session usually requires at least two hours: Got to get in the groove, you know?


I am a telecommuter so I write during my lunch hours, sometimes a little longer than that (if I am in the groove). I write after Cindy and the kids go to bed, sometimes I write before they get up. I have a writer's job, I create and edit telecommunications training materials, so I am always working on the "craft" of writing even if I am not writing fiction for 45 hours a week. Plus, I have a stunningly tenacious work ethic.

I schedule writing time (usually 3 hours) on Saturday, though with Cindy working weekends it's been hard to do that and I've moved it mostly to late nights.

I spend a very long time thinking about what I am writing so that when I sit down to work on it I am already in the groove.

Plus, I type well over 60 words per minute.

I don't even think at 60 wpm, and I have a hard time pinning down my vague ideas unless I'm actually drawing or typing them out.

Sounds like superior brain power.   Embarrassed  Anybody know of a genemod clinic I could visit?
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jrderego
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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2007, 02:53:09 PM »

Completed 4th draft rewrite of "Union Dues: All About the Sponsors"
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jrderego
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« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2007, 10:46:30 AM »

Good couple of weeks...

Sold -

Saferty First - 2000 words at $.15 a word - paid
The 40% Solution - 2000 words at $.15 a word - paid

Can't tell you where I sold them yet, but when I can I will.

Got an agent request for the first 50 pages of Tears of Amaterasu from William Clark Agency Smiley

Got paid for All That We Leave Behind Smiley

Added another 4000 words to the ersatz Zatoichi novel this weekend. ''

Wrote a new commentary for The Writing Show.

Rejections -

"Lilies for Donald" rejected by both Pseudopod and Apex Digest. In one case too graphic, in another "we don't buy zombie stories". Meh.
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« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2007, 01:28:36 PM »

Being laid off works for you.

Are you telling us Pseudopod turned down a zombie story, because it was too graphic??  I could really stand a little more graphic detail in my pseudopod.
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jrderego
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« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2007, 01:33:42 PM »

Being laid off works for you.

Are you telling us Pseudopod turned down a zombie story, because it was too graphic??  I could really stand a little more graphic detail in my pseudopod.

It's working for me at the moment Smiley

I hope the request for partial turns into a request for the whole novel.

And yeah, that's what I'm saying... pity.
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jrderego
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« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2007, 11:26:07 AM »

"Lilies for Donald" now available at Tales of the Zombie War -

Comments at the site welcome!

http://talesofworldwarz.com/stories/2007/09/19/lilies-for-donald-by-jeffrey-derego/
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jrderego
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« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2007, 02:39:50 PM »

Sold "Requiem for the Fat Man" and "The Matter of Negativity", 2000 words each @ $.15 a word Smiley

Lilies for Donald won the bi-annual fiction contest at Tales of the Zombie War.

And I have a second job interview on Wednesday. WOOHOO!!!
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jrderego
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« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2007, 02:49:12 PM »

Submitted "Union Dues: Freedom with a Small F" to Escape Pod.
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« Reply #51 on: January 19, 2008, 05:18:00 PM »

Completed "The Marionette" (the next Pleasant Hollow Story).
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http://www.encpress.com/EC.html
jrderego
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« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2008, 12:11:40 PM »

Queries for status on "Emerald Treasure of the Thuggee Assassins" - 8900 words - at Paradox (submitted in August). Fully expected "we rejected that months ago the letter must've been lost..." instead I got "I read that and really liked it. It's in the short pile for the April issue, I'll get back to you very soon with a final decision!"

Reworked and submitted "Tout Bagay Enfom" - 5000 words - to Weird Tales

Completed and submitted "The Marionette" - 5000 words - to Tales of World War Z

Completed and submitted "Uthan and the Child of the Snow" -5000 words - to Brutarian
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jrderego
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« Reply #53 on: March 07, 2008, 11:02:33 PM »

Sold "The Ballad of Kitty Momoiro" to Clonepod. They are interested in the whole Team Shikaragaki series. I will post when it goes live. It's a good podcast, sort of just like Escape Pod.
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« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2008, 02:16:16 PM »

Sold "The Ballad of Kitty Momoiro" to Clonepod. They are interested in the whole Team Shikaragaki series. I will post when it goes live. It's a good podcast, sort of just like Escape Pod.

Does EP still get all of the UD stories first?  Did they turn this one down?
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jrderego
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« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2008, 04:09:54 PM »

Sold "The Ballad of Kitty Momoiro" to Clonepod. They are interested in the whole Team Shikaragaki series. I will post when it goes live. It's a good podcast, sort of just like Escape Pod.

Does EP still get all of the UD stories first?  Did they turn this one down?

EP still gets the first series of UD stories first, yes. But when I heard the kids, Abby, Forrest, and Zack introduce Clonepod I immediately heard the voices of the characters in the Team Shikaragaki stories. They are also a brand new podcast and BIG fans of Escape Pod. I figured, like Steve did with my stories and helped me get established maybe I could help them draw a larger audience in less time and there would be another first class market for podcast fiction.

Don't worry though, more Union Dues are on the way here. "All That We Leave Behind" has already been accepted and I have at least two more in the wings.
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« Reply #56 on: April 07, 2008, 12:57:41 PM »

Completed "The Ballad of Old 666", 5500 words. Space opera this time, based on the real exploits of WW2 B17 pilots on a mapping mission over Bougainville.
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jrderego
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« Reply #57 on: April 10, 2008, 11:38:56 AM »

Final draft rewrite of "The Ballad of Old 666" is complete. 6500 words.

Union Dues story "Union Dues: The Ballad of Kitty Momoiro" should appear at Clonepod this week or next.
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« Reply #58 on: April 30, 2008, 11:45:55 PM »

Hey! Check out my interview at SciFi Dig! www.scifidig.com. Aaron and I talk about Giant Monster Movies, Chambara films, crazy TV shows, and writing!
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« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2008, 12:19:13 AM »

Union Dues story "Union Dues: The Ballad of Kitty Momoiro" should appear at Clonepod this week or next.

It hasn't.
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