So now, I am running out of time to finish my original story. On the other hand, I have discovered a new story that might be very powerful should I put my best effort into it. I already have a couple dozen half-finished stories collecting dust and I hate to add to the “stack” but an idea is not always a story.
I finally finished my horror story set in Amish country.
Tomorrow is the last day of the month and the deadline for a significant number of my submissions so in the next 2 to 6 weeks I should have much more news for you. Depending on how this round goes, I may start to focus on one genre or another. Originally, I wanted to make it into the SFWA but now I am greedy. I want it all.
Professional Rate is 5c/word or higher for short stories.
A novel published by an accredited genre publisher or a movie or a few TV episodes will also get you entry into most associations
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America: Short stories totaling $250 minimum $50 per story
Horror Writers Association: Three or more short stories totaling 7500 words
Mystery Writers of America: Short stories totaling $200 minimum $25 per story
You get the point.