Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Unfortunate and Fortunate Writing News

Since Friday, things have not been the best on the writing front. It turns out that Mystic Moon Press was most likely a scam. The VP and acting CEO resigned on Thursday evening. No one had been able to contact the CEO of the epublishing company. We authors had been busy though. The Mystic Moon Press website is down. Mobipocket and Fictionwise have taken everything off their sites from Mystic Moon Press. We only need to get our work down from Amazon.com, and the worst of this mess will be over. I sent my certified letter on July 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM claiming a breach in contract and requesting any money due to me. I doubt I'll receive a dime from them though. Once my certified letter is received, I will at least have the rights to my two stories back: "The Case of the Tom Cat" and "Once Upon a December Nightmare." Thankfully, "The Case of the Tom Cat" was only available for six weeks. "Once Upon a December Nightmare" was due to come out today, but it didn't. I'm so glad that it never came out. I'm going to fix it up some more and then find a new place to submit it. For those that did buy "The Case of the Tom Cat," I appreciate you reading it. For those who didn't get a chance, it is okay. I have plans for that short story, and I hope you'll get a chance to read it again.

On other writing news, I submitted two stories today. "Eclipse" is a fantasy/dark fantasy short story I originally submitted for The Way of the Wizard anthology. It was rejected, so I have now submitted it to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Their response time is generally three-five weeks, but it can be up to seven to eight weeks before I will hear back from them. I also submitted "Soul Survivor" to Emerald Tales for their themed volume one, number two edition: Masks and Appearances are deceiving. I should hear back from them within a month's time.

As for writing plans, I've been rather slow with writing lately between work and the mess with MMP. I do hope to finish writing chapter thirty in The Phoenix Prophetess and chapter thirty-one this week.

I will keep updating. Also, please do visit my website: http://cheriereich.webs.com. I do update it several times a week.


Aubrie said...

Sounds like you really bounced back! Good for you!

Cherie Reich said...

*smiles* I had to do something. I couldn't just sit around and wallow in sorrow any more.