I have three stories currently submitted to various markets. There are at least two other stories I need to re-submit, but haven't yet. I'm not quite sure whether I'll rewrite them before I do that, or whether I'll be lazy and re-submit them as they are.
In a previous post, I wrote:
November: 3 submissions, 3 rejections (2 form, 1 personal).Here are my submission statistics by month:May: 3 submissions, 1 rejection (1 form)June: 4 submissions, 3 rejections (2 form, 1 personal)July: 4 submissions, 5 rejections (3 form, 2 personal)August: 6 submissions, 3 rejections (1 form, 2 personal)September: 5 submissions, 7 rejections (4 form, 3 personal)October: 6 submissions, 4 rejections (3 form, 1 personal)
I don't know if the story I'm finishing now is great, but it's a big step forward for me. Most of my stories are concerned with characters going through some period of emotional upheaval. But this one combines that emotional upheaval with a narrative arc in which stuff actually happens in the world of the story. In other words, it has a real plot.