Scott M. Sandridge

A Work in Progress

Writerly Update 7/6/09

Three rejections and four submissions sent. The Silverblade Prophecy podcast novel is finally finished, and I’m now writing the rest of Book II.

July 6, 2009 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Writerly Update 6-5-09

Three more stories sent out into Submission Limbo and one 1-day rejection.

I only have one Silverblade Prophecy episode left to finish (Yay!). Then I can focus on getting enough paying work done to afford the trip to Dragon*Con as well as have a little for Context.

Also, the first episode of Tom Crean: Sailor on Ice went live on May 18. Yours Truly did a few background vocals on it. 😉

Hmmm, looks like I have a portfolio of voice acting clips now….

June 6, 2009 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writerly Update 5-12-09

The A Work In Progress podcast will be out late. I’m busy trying to cut the final episodes for The Silverblade Prophecy before MARcon. Once I have the final episodes cut, I can relax and chill before going into agent search mode (as well as working on Book II).

Two more subs have been sent. A 3rd story is in the second rounds, plus received an 11-day rejection and a 32-day rejection. I’m also getting interviewed again (WooHoo!).

And speaking of MARCon, here’s the full, complete schedule of where I’ll be at and when:


4PM – 6:59PM: Wandering around aimlessly

7:00PM-8:29PM: Panel (As a Gamemaster, What is Your Goal?) at Franklin A.

8:30PM-11:30PM: Wandering around aimlessly (perhaps doing Karaoke at the Con suite aroind 10:00? Eh, we’ll see).

11:31PM-approx. 2:00AM: Partying (maybe, preferably, but who knows? I might have to head home early before coming back in the morning)


10:00AM-11:29AM Short Story Reading in Suite 501 (possibly while hung over – unless I succeeded at the Zen of Moderation last night)

11:30AM-12:59PM: Wandering around aimlessly (while avoiding attacks from orcs, zombies, stormtroopers…maybe they don’t like my jokes?), and perhaps taking a nap somewhere in a corner.

1:00PM-2:29PM: Panel (I Have No Idea Why I’m on This Panel) – Union C

2:30PM-3:59PM: Panel (How do You Write THE OTHER) – Franklin A

4:00PM-11:29PM: Wandering around aimlessly (“rglbrgllll……brrrraaaiiinnnnssssss……”); eh, or maybe I’ll go chuck some dice for a while. 😉

11:30PM-?: Panel (War Stories from the Gaming Table) – Champaign


10:00AM-12:59PM: Either wandering around aimlessly or sleeping in.

1:00PM-2:29PM: Panel (I’ll Pull Out Your Eyestalks and Stomp on Them) – Franklin BC

2:30PM-5:30PM: Wandering around aimlessly.

;)See ya’ there.

May 12, 2009 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writerly Update (of sorts)

I currently have a total of 6 stories making the submissions rounds, two of which are brand new stories, and two of the stories are in the second round of stories to be held for possible acceptance.

What with my editor role at F&T combined with working on the podcast novel combined with me cranking my normally lazy political activism up several hundred notches, I had completely forgotten to check up on stories that had fallen into Submission Limbo for close to a year or more. After going through to figure out which of these markets to bother sending queries to, I discovered that all but one or two of them are now dead markets. And we’re talking over a dozen submissions I hadn’t gotten replies from.

Of the two that weren’t dead markets, one was an anthology that was set up and published already by the time I thought to send a query (I’ll just assume the rejection didn’t reach my inbox since it was during the period when I wasn’t receiving half my e-mails – #&@! you NSA and DHS ya’ Nazi buttwipes!).

As for the other, well, after four years, three queries, and two re-subs I’ve discovered that the default reply is “I never got the submission, can you re-send it?” when they bother to reply to queries at all.

So, since there’s been no reply to the last query, I’ll just assume they never got the submission…again…

Perhaps I’ll re-sub it to them, or maybe not. After all…four years?

May 6, 2009 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , | Leave a comment