Your First Motherfucking Sale: The Motherfucking Update
Welps, it’s been two, three weeks since I last said, “Hey, who wants to try to make their first story sale?” And now here we are, and I’m wondering: “How’s it going?”
So: how’s it going?
Anybody making any progress?
Pick a market?
Write a story?
First draft? Second? Third? Eleventeenth?
Anybody actually share stories? Anybody still sharing stories and drafts?
Anything I can do to help your process along?
Writing a story is hard enough — short fiction is short enough where it feels easy to fall into samey-flavored patterns. Selling that short fiction is its own circle of Hell, so, would love to hear not only the experiences of you who have chosen to undertake this crazy, uhhh, undertaking, but also those of you who have been in the trenches trying to sell all along. How have your experiences been? Any advice from the old-timers?