Three New Smith’s Monthly Titles
Monday, the third issue in one week of Smith’s Monthly will go out. It won’t get me completely caught up yet, but getting closer. Issue #28 went out last Monday to subscribers and Patreon supporters. Issue #29 went out Friday. Issue #30 will go out today (Monday).
The reason for the delay was me, and not on the writing side. So the wonderful folks at WMG convinced me to give up where I was getting delayed slowly over the winter and just let me focus on the new store and then writing.
Thanks, Allyson, Judy, and Dayle for making these three issues possible so quickly.
Now it’s up to me and the writing. I like that.(grin)
Great writer’s meeting up at the WMG offices and then worked at the store both before and after dinner and then did the assignments for the workshops. A fun day, actually.
June online workshops all have openings, including the new Teams in Fiction workshop. We are halfway though the month. The list in June is a good one and so is the list in July. And note the July workshops don’t start until well after the 4th.
Topic of the Night: 30th Issue
Tomorrow (later today) the 30th issue of Smith’s Monthly will come out. Now I thought that completely filling my own 70,000 word magazine every month was flat crazy. That’s about the size of a normal Asimov’s or Analog Magazine. Never expected it to go thirty issues and still be going strong.
But I managed it, and will soon have #31 put together. Every issue has had a novel in it. Every issue had parts of one or two serial novels in it. And every issue had at least four or more short stories in it. Plus other stuff.
There is no limitation to genre, although I haven’t put in any of my real horror stories yet. I might layer them through later on. And I haven’t put in any of the erotica I wrote for a time way back, although I did fix one story and one novel to take out the graphic sex and just leave the story. I doubt I will ever put in stories like “The Sexual Voyage of the Starship Shirley.”
So it has been thirty issues.
Over the next fall, I’ll be putting together some bundles with numbers of issues, like all the issues with the Thunder Mountain books, and so on. And I will offer a set discount price for anyone who wants to get all of them at once. Stay tuned for all of that.
And, of course, all back issues are for sale at any point both in paper and electronic.
The first of August three years ago was when I announced this crazy project and the first issue came out in October, 2013. I have, in just the pages of my own magazine, written more than most authors do in entire careers. Thirty novels, over 130 short stories, and so on.
The reason I could even think of doing this project was the new world of publishing. Could you imagine a mid-list pulp writer like me offering this project to a traditional publisher? Snort. I might have killed an editor from laughing.
But yet the project has been very successful. Maybe not New York accountant-level of successful, but I’m damn happy with it.
So over this next week I will get the magazine web site updated and get back to finishing the next novel. Two novels in June and the second coming of Stories from July in July. (Or as I like to call it, “Tempting Fate.”)
And I will, once again, blog about the stories as I do them every day.
31 stories in July. And it will be right about then that Issue #31 of Smith’s Monthly will come out.
I like how that has worked out.
So I hope some of you will either subscribe or be a Patreon supporter. There is no shortage of my stuff to read and now a lot of it is under one title: Smith’s Monthly.
And for those of you who have subscribed or been a supporter on Patreon, I want to say thanks! It has made the ride really fun for me.
Thirty issues… Who knew?
Totals For Year 3, Month 10, Day 22
Writing in Public blog streak… Day 977
— Daily Fiction: 00 original words. Fiction month-to-date: 00 words
— Nonfiction: 00 new words. Nonfiction month-to-date total: 00 words
— Blog Posts: 200 new words. Blog month-to-date word count: 10,300 words
— E-mail: 14 e-mails. Approx. 400 original words. E-mails month-to date: 447 e-mails. Approx. 28,800 words
— Covers Designed and Finished: 0. Covers finished month-to-date: 2 Covers
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