Already a month into the new year! Before you know it, it'll be 2013 -- if the end of the world doesn't happen first. I remember a college classmate having a theory that our galaxy is moving at a faster speed, because everything cycles, and our cycle sped. Can't remember the details, but it was interesting, perhaps an idea for a SF story?
Anyway, before time gets away, see how this month turned out...
Stories written: 3 (flash for Shock Totem contest, 3k soft SF, 4k dark fantasy)
Stories accepted: 0
From all the rejections, I take it the editors are waking out of their holiday slumber, huh? Had a 110-day rejection from Title Goes Here, which has a weird policy that once you've received a response, you can't submit to them again till 90 days have passed. So might as well have been a 200-day rejection.
I tried Shock Totems bi-monthly flash contest for the first time. It was all right. I have to admit, the feedback I received wasn't as useful as I had hoped. Yes, I know people have this aversion to 2nd-person PoV stories, but thought it'd be fun since it's a PoV a rarely get to play with.
Also, Dark Faith 2 anthology. Have my fingers crossed for that.
As tradition, found this music video from The xx (yes, that's the band's name), appropriately dubbed "Purgatory". This has to be one of the coolest music videos I've seen in a long time, right up there with Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer". Watch this video closely, and probably have to watch it a few times, because there's some neat stuff that goes on. Enjoy!